Fuzhou Economic & Technical Development Zone (FETDZ) was established in January 1985. It was one of the first state-class economic-technological development areas in the China.
Located in Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province, it has now extended to the outlet of the Min River. The total area covers 23 square kilometers and FETDZ is unique in that it integrates an Export Processing Zone, Free Trade zone, a Taiwanese investing zone and high-tech Park in one.
In August. 1996, the Ministry of Communication made the FETDZ-based Fuzhou port the pilot port for direct shipping across the Taiwan Straits.