Haicang District


An aerial photo showing Haicang District and adjacent bodies of water and islands

An aerial view of Haicang District, looking from the northwest. In the bottom left, one can see Xinyang Bridge, connecting Haicang with Jimei District (not in the pricture). Xiamen Island, connected to Haicand District by the Haicang Bridge, is in the background left; the small Gulangyu Island, to the right of it

Location in Fujian

Coordinates: 24°29′06.4″N 118°02′29.7″E / 24.485111°N 118.041583°E / 24.485111; 118.041583Coordinates: 24°29′06.4″N 118°02′29.7″E / 24.485111°N 118.041583°E / 24.485111; 118.041583
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Sub-provincial city Xiamen
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Haicang (simplified Chinese: 海沧区; traditional Chinese: 海滄區; pinyin: Hǎicāng Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hái-chhong-khu) is one of the six county-level districts of Xiamen, People's Republic of China, and one of the four located on the mainland proper, as opposed to on Xiamen Island.


Haicang has always been the port of call for incoming trade to Xiamen.


In May 1989, the Chinese government established the Haicang investment zone as a petrochemical industrial area within Xinglin District for Taiwanese business magnate Wang Yongqing. Since then, Haicang has developed into a world class port, which serves as an industrial and agricultural base for exports.[1]


The Haicang District Investment Zone is located on the lowermost left (or northern) bank of the Jiulongjiang River, to the west of Xiamen Island. The left bank provides 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) of coastline with shallow water of 10 metres (33 ft).

The urban (eastern) area of the District is separated from Xiamen Island by an 870 metres (2,850 ft)-stretch of water crossed by the Haicang Bridge.[2]


The Haicang District was established in 2003 on the bulk of the territory of the old Xinglin District, which had already pipelined a Taiwanese-invested Investment Zone (台商投资区).





Investment Zone

Port facilities at the southeastern promontory of Haicang District

During its planning, the district executive divided its Investment Zone into functional areas:[2]


The government of the Haicang Investment Zone actively invites foreign investment in high technology and capital intensive industries with emphasis on electronics, manufacturing, petrochemicals, machinery, refined chemicals, new building materials, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. [3]


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