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.
The hardworking and down-to-earth spirit runs in the blood of Quanzhou people. They strive and thrive. How does the younger generation interpret hundreds of years of history and wisdom? Join CGTN's Michael Wang on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Beijing Time for a roundtable discussion right under the gaze of Chinese philosopher Laozi.