Editor's note: This report focuses on Quanzhou as part of our special series, "Rising Star Cities," about Chinese cities whose annual GDP exceeds 1 trillion yuan ($155 billion). At the end of 2021, there were 24 such cities. Click here for more stories on Quanzhou, an ancient trading hub known for its cultural diversity. You can also explore our earlier coverage of Ningbo, Changsha and Chongqing.
Quanzhou, dubbed as Alexandria in the East, rose to fame during the Song and Yuan dynasties. It is now taking on a new look with digital empowerment. Join us at 10 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday, as CGTN's Lily Lyu and Dr. Liu Yingkui, vice president of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, speak with renowned local entrepreneurs to reveal the hidden secrets of Quanzhou's success.