Xiamen Investment Zones

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 2:07

Xiamen’s investment has historically been higher than other cities due to its port, location, and ties within the Taiwanese business community. Dell and other high tech OEMs continue to invest in Xiamen, and it can be expected that many of the small and medium suppliers will soon follow with their own investments.

Electronics, especially optoelctronical and supporting industries, Logistics, Tourism, Software, Game, and Animation.

By the end of 2005, 6887 foreign-funded projects have been approved in Xiamen. About 3500 foreigners, 5000 Taiwainese and 1000 Hong Kong citizens now are living in Xiamen

The government has been reporting that electronics has been their bread and butter recently, even though they are promoting many other. In addition, Logsitics (due to the port) has also become a cricial industry, and given its placement I am certain that it will remain so for a long time.
2 Example Investment Zones:

Haicang Zone is divided into the following four functional areas in line with its overall plan: Haicang Port Area, Xinyang Industrial Area, Southern Industrial Area and Haicang New Urban Area. Areas of speciality include electronics, fine chemicals, plastics and new building materials.
Basic Stats; 5km ot city, 4 areas (Port, XinyangIndustrial, Southern Industrial, New Urban Area), 400 foreign companies invested (Kodak, Toyota, Electrolux,& GM); average investment is 2MM USD; labor cost is avg. 1600RMB/ Month

Xiamen Torch Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (XTHTIDZ) was jointly established by the former State Scientific and Technological Commission and Xiamen People’s Government in 1990. With the development and construction in the past 10 years, XTHTIDZ has gradually developed into “one zone with multi parks”. The East Industrial Area encourages development and industrialization in the following sectors: Electronic Information, Software, Machinery, Electrical Engineering and Biomedicine.
Basic Stat: 20 minutes to downtown; Encompasses 11 parks; 1100+ companies invested (Panasonic, Dell, ABB, Fujitsu), 500RMB per meter for purchase, average salary is above 2000RMB/ month

Next up… Wuhan (Macro-profile here)

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  2. George San-Deng Van says:

    November 21st, 2008 at 5:11 am

    I am a Chinese American from Los Angeles now living in Taipei. My son was born in America and is a professional English teacher teaching English to Kids and Adults in Taipei. I am interested to learn what’s the possibility of opening a language school in Xiamen. Any infomation related to this matter will be appreciated. Please forward your reply through my email address listed above. Thanks!

  3. George San-Deng Van says:

    November 21st, 2008 at 5:17 am

    I am a Chinese American from Los Angeles and now living in Taipei. My son Richard was born in America and is a professional English teacher teaching English in Taipei. Please forward any infomation you may have regarding opening an English language school in Xiamen through my email address listed above. Thanks!