Fuzhou City is situated in eastern Jiangxi, located between the latitudes of 26°29′N and 28°30′ N and the longitudes of 115°35′E to 117°18′E. It has jurisdiction over one district, ten counties and one economic development zone and has a total area of 18,816.92 square kilometers. By 2015, it had 2,399,840 hectares of actual arable land and 1,288,000 hectares of forest land with a forest coverage of 64.54%. The permanent resident population of the whole city is 3,984,687 in 2015, increasing by 8,119 from 2014. The urban population is 1,795,565, accounting for 44.97% of the city’s permanent resident population. The birth rate of the whole city is 13.51‰, decreasing by 0.24‰ from 2010; the death rate is 6.02‰; and the natural population growth rate throughout the year is 7.49‰. The gross domestic product of 2015 was 110.514 billion yuan, increasing by 9.2% from 2014. The value of primary industry was 18.182 billion yuan, increasing by 4.1%; the value of secondary industry was 54.93 billion yuan, increasing 9.2%; the value of tertiary industry was 37.402 billion yuan, increasing 11.4%. The values of primary, secondary and tertiary industry had changed from 16.7%, 51.6% and 31.7% of total output value to 16.5%, 49.7% and 33.8% respectively. Gross value of production per capita was 27,735 yuan, increasing by 11.7% from 2014. The increment of industries above the designated size was 36.42 billion yuan, increasing by 8.6% from 2014. Exports of foreign trade were 10.228 billion yuan, increasing by 8.1% from 2014. As for main agricultural products, there were 2,930,700 tons of grain, increasing by 0.5% from 2014; 59,000 tons of oil plants, 344,800 tons of meat, 193,800 tons of aquatic products, and 1,448,000 tons of vegetables. Fixed investment of the whole society was 109.067 billion yuan, increasing 17.1% from 2014, among which the primary industry investment reached 4.356 billion yuan, increasing by 32.3%; secondary industry investment reached 62.743, increasing by 15.4%; tertiary industry investment reached 42.968, increasing by 18.2%. Total fiscal revenue of the whole city was 16.518 billion yuan, increasing 10.1% from 2014, among which tax revenue achieved 13.98 billion yuan, increasing 12% from 2014; public finance budget revenue achieved 12.682 billion yuan, increasing 9% from 2014. Annual public finance budget expenditure was 29.43 billion yuan, increasing by 15.1% from 2014. Total retail sales of social consumer goods of the whole city were 26.617 billion yuan, increasing 17.2%. Actual retail sales of the urban consumer goods market was 34.838 billion yuan, increasing 9.2%; and actual retail sales of the rural consumer goods market was 7.982 billion yuan, increasing 9.9%. From the view point of industry, wholesale and retail were the leading forces in the social consumer goods retail market. Actual retail sales reached 37.847 billion yuan, increasing 9% and accounting for 88.4% of total social consumer goods retail sales in the whole city; and retail sales of accommodation and catering services was 4.973 billion yuan, increasing 12.1%. The year-end loan balance of financial institutions was 93.958 billion yuan, increasing by 18.366 billion yuan from the beginning of the year and by 24.3% from 2014; the year-end deposit balance of financial institutions was 143.201 billion yuan, increasing by 16.764 billion yuan from the beginning of the year and by 13.3% from the end of 2014.
[Steadily promoting the construction of the people’s livelihood project] In 2015, fiscal expenditure on people’s livelihood in the whole city increased by 14.7% compared with that in 2014. The city has completed 50 practical projects of people’s livelihood assigned by the provincial government. The city has completed the task of creating files for the 253 impoverished villages in order to help them get rid of poverty and has achieved the object of getting rid of poverty by industry development, migration and basic living allowances; The city has provided extra working vacations for 43,900 residents, eliminating the family in which no family member is employed; The urban and rural basic living allowance, the pension of the disabled, urban and rural residents, the basic pension for enterprise retirees has been improved steadily; The affordable housing of 12153 apartments have been fulfilled for urban residents and 20144 dilapidated buildings have been reconstructed or transformed for the rural residents.
[Accelerating urbanization and promoting urban construction] In 2015, the urbanization rate of the whole city increased from 43.5% in the previous year to 44.97%, an increase of 1.47%. The city is now considered as "National Garden City", "National Forest City", "Provincial Health city" and "Provincial Civilized City". The city has expanded the urban built-up area from 50.3 square kilometers to 63 square kilometers, implemented the East Jiangxi Road pavement reconstruction, Jinchao Avenue South extension, Wenchang Road widening, and a number of city road infrastructure projects, promoted the construction of NO.1 Middle School in Fuzhou and a number of social projects, a number of people's livelihood projects, affordable housing in shantytowns, especially, basically finished the province's largest and most complete preservation of the historical and cultural blocks----Wenchang shantytowns, in 4 months. The city has also launched the "Five Kinds of Vehicles" rectification, traffic order rectification, comprehensive improvement of environmental sanitation, so that the city order and environment have significantly been improved.
[Comprehensively developing the social undertakings of science, education, culture, health and sports, etc.] Science and technology have made outstanding achievements. In 2015, appropriation expenditure on research and development was 495 million yuan, increasing by 58.2% from last year. 7 national science and technology projects, and 63 provincial science and technology projects were gained throughout the year, altogether a total of 10.65 million yuan for the project funding. 2450 patent applications were made, of which 1746 were granted, an increase of 60.6% and 94.2% over the previous year respectively. Technical contract registration amounting to 398 million yuan was completed, with 38 scientific and technological achievements registered, of which 20 projects gained the city’s science and technology award. The total output value of the city's high-tech industry reached 30.69 billion yuan, an increase of 23.1% over the previous year, and the high-tech industry added value of 7.754 billion yuan, an increase of 23.5% over the previous year, accounting for 7.02% of the proportion of GDP, an increase of nearly 1% over the previous year. In 2015, Jiangxi Gold Copper Technology Co., Ltd. and other 21 companies were identified as high-tech enterprises, making the total number of the city's high-tech enterprises 62.
Education sustains steady development in that Linchuan Education Group schools transform themselves and break a new path; the principal teacher exchange rotation model is imitated in the province; the breakthrough of rural compulsory education standardization construction is realized; college entrance examination scores maintain the province's leading position for thirteen consecutive years. In 2015 the city's total investment of education funds amounted to 6.50 billion yuan. Counties in the city have planned 28 educational projects, amounting to a total investment of 1.794 billion yuan.
Cultural projects are carried on continuously. The city's museums and memorials hold exhibition activities for 87 times, receiving over 1.6 million visitors; The city library receives more than 700000 readers, and issues more than 50000 new library cards; The city's cultural centers at all levels actively conduct cultural projects, including a total of 1286 field theatrical performances and exhibitions, with 1.2 million citizens participating in them. Various training courses have been held for 179 times, training more than10,000 personnel. Fuzhou non-material cultural heritage performance display has been organized; Fuzhou tea-picking drama performance, the city's creative cultural competitions and some other cultural activities have been carried on for more than 100 times. On November 6, 2015, guided by Ministry of Intangible Cultural Heritage Department, sponsored by the people's government of Fuzhou city, Fuzhou, Jiangxi cultural exhibition was displayed in Gongwangfu in Beijing. Fuzhou non-material cultural heritage ---- Fuzhou tea-picking drama and the exorcising dance of Nanfeng was put on the stage in the exhibition.
The city’s health service ability has been improved significantly: 3.8 million residents in the city were enrolled as a member of NCMS in 2015, an increase of 59,200 over the previous year, with the participation rate as high as 99.44%. There were a total of 2323 medical and health institutions, with the provision of beds as many as 10528 and with the number of staff establishments of 18504. The city has established health records for 3.257million residents, with the inputting rate as 82.5%.
Sports organizations have been developing rapidly and attained remarkable achievements. In 2015 a total of 179 various sports organizations were established in the city, and they actively participated in various competitions and gained excellent results. In middle September, 2015, Wang Zishen, a 14-year-old Go player in Fuzhou Go Game Association, attended the third intellectual games held in Shandong province on behalf of Jiangxi province, defeating 3 professional players and scoring 6-2 in the end. In late May, 2015, she participated in the "the Yellow River Cup" national amateur chess competition, held in Zhejiang Province and ranked fourth finally. From October 23 to 25, 2015, the table tennis association team in the city took part in the Invitational Competition organized by Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi and Anhui Provinces and ranked second in the mixed group and first in the association’s singles. On May 31st 2015, Fuzhou bicycle association team participated in the marathon cycling competition held in Ji'an City, Jiangxi Province, and candidate Han Chen ranked the first in men’s singles.
[Continuing to maintain good environmental quality of the whole city] The city is devoting itself to enhancing the ecological environment and accelerating the pace of ecological civilization construction. It has kept ecological environment security line and delimited the ecological protection with a total area of 5755.8 square kilometers, accounting for 30.6% of the districts in the city area; it has launched an air-purifying project focusing on controlling industrial emissions, vehicle exhaust and dust pollution in the city; it has Launched PM2.5 monitoring and networking with the country with the result that the air quality maintains the forefront of the whole province; it has strengthened the water-purifying activities, controlling and tackling sewage disposal and the industrial wastewater discharges from Fuzhou River, Yihuang River, and Chongren River; it has established the "long river" system, and basically has completed the construction of related pipe network and the construction of sewage treatment plants of the industrial parks in 5 counties (districts) of Linchuan, Nanfeng, Nancheng, Jinxi, and Yihuang. 12 of the province's top central town sewage treatment facilities and supporting pipe network construction have been started; 12 surface water monitoring cross sections and centralized drinking water quality rate has reached as high as 100%. The city takes the lead in the province to implement the whole district forestation. Hongmen Reservoir has been included in the national ecological lake management project. The city has newly created 2 state-level ecological villages, 1 provincial ecological town and 5 provincial ecological villages; it has been awarded the title "2015 China top 50 cities of oxygen bar" and ranked top 1 among the 50 cities, according to the Chinese institute of standardization.