Whether Lianjiang is considered to be part of Fuzhou City [CHN38511.E]

According to a document contained on the Websites of both the "Open City of Fuzhou" and the China Online Trade Fair of Export Commodities with Foreign-Invested Enterprises, the jurisdiction of Fuzhou Municipality covers a total area of 12,000 square kilometres with a total population of 5.7 million (n.d.; n.d.). It consists of five districts, two cities and six counties, of which Lianjiang in one (ibid.).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


China Online Trade Fair of Export Commodities with Foreign-Invested Enterprises. n.d. "Fuzhou Foreign Investment Guide: Fuzhou Briefing." http://www.etisu.com.cn/touzizhaoshang/tzhjzl/fuzhou/brief.html [Accessed 31 Jan. 2002]

Open City of Fuzhou. n.d. "Fuzhou Briefing: Administrative Division and Population." http://202.101.33/fzwed/ebriefing-2.asp [Accessed 29 Jan. 2002]

Additional Sources Consulted

IRB databases


Lonely Planet

Internet sites including:

China Daily

China Internet Information Centre

People's Daily

World News Connection

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