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Jinjiang (晋江市; pinyin: Jìnjiāng) is a county-level city of Quanzhou Municipality in Fujian. It is located in the southeastern part of the province, on the right or south bank of the Jin River, across from Quanzhou's urban district of Fengze. Jinjiang city also borders the Taiwan Strait of the East China Sea to the south, and Quanzhou's other county-cities of Shishi and Nan'an to the east and west, respectively. Pinyin is a system of romanization (phonemic notation and transcription to Roman script) for Standard Mandarin, where pin means spell and yin means sound. The most common variant of pinyin in use is called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n), also known as scheme... A county-level city (县级市 Pinyin: xiànjí shì) is a county-level administrative division of mainland China. ... The characters 泉州 are also used for SenshÅ«, an alternate name for the former Japanese province of Izumi. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... (Chinese: 福建; Pinyin: Fújiàn; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal System Pinyin: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of China. ... The characters 泉州 are also used for SenshÅ«, an alternate name for the former Japanese province of Izumi. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... Taiwan Strait Area The Taiwan Strait or Formosa Strait is a 180km-wide Strait between mainland China and the island of Taiwan. ... The East China Sea is a marginal sea and part of the Pacific Ocean. ... According to the history books such as Samguk Yusa, Gyuwon Sahwa, Shindan Minsa and Hwandan-gogi, Shinshi was a semi-legendary Korean ancient nation(or protected city) in which Hwanung or Dangun ruled. ...


Demographics

Jinjiang is known for the large number of foreign-invested factories which operate there, especially clothing and name-brand footwear. Despite appalling sweatshop conditions, many migrant labourers come from around and even outside the province to commit themselves to year-long contracts. A sweatshop is a factory or place of harsh labor. ...


Jinjiang speaks a form of the Minnan or Hokkien dialect which is intelligible in Xiamen or on Taiwan. Most of its people can also speak Mandarin, which is used in schools and to communicate with non-minnan-speakers in business and daily life. Mǐn Nán (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name Bân-lâm-gú; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... Hokkien can refer to: The Hokkien (dialect): a Chinese dialect, often called Minnan or Minnanhua (Southern Min), a member of the Min dialect branch, similar to Taiwanese A transliteration of the name of the Fujian province of China. ... View of Xiamen from the Xiamen University campus Xiamen is a coastal sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Mandarin, or Beifanghua (Chinese: 北方話; Pinyin: BÄ›ifānghuà; literally Northern Dialect(s)), or Guanhua (Traditional Chinese: 官話; Simplified Chinese: 官话; Pinyin: Guānhuà; literally official speech) is a category of related Chinese dialects spoken across most of northern and southwestern China. ...


Jinjiang is the site of the Quanzhou Airport, a gift from Lai Changxing (see below). The facility is of international standard but is kept domestic because the province has been allotted only two international airports, one in the capital Fuzhou and one in nearby Xiamen. Lai Changxing (赖昌星) is a Chinese businessman who has been described by the official Xinhua news agency as Chinas most wanted fugitive. He fled to Canada in 1999 with his wife Zeng Mingna (曾明娜) and their children. ... Fuzhou (Chinese: 福州; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chou; EFEO: Fou-Tcheou; SLC: Hùk-cieu; also seen as Foochow or Fuchow) is the provincial seat and the largest prefecture-level city of Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Jinjiang in the News

Jinjiang's most infamous son is undoubtedly Lai Changxing who has been described by the official Xinhua news agency as "China's most wanted fugitive". Lai was a major player in the Xiamen-centred Yuanhua corruption and smuggling scandal which broke in 1999. Tipped off by China's central police leadership, Lai fled to Canada on fake Hong Kong SAR documents with his wife Zeng (often Tsang) Mingna and their children. He was eventually detained on Canadian immigration charges and put under house arrest at his home in Burnaby, British Columbia. Lai Changxing (赖昌星) is a Chinese businessman who has been described by the official Xinhua news agency as Chinas most wanted fugitive. He fled to Canada in 1999 with his wife Zeng Mingna (曾明娜) and their children. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... SAR may stand for: (in pharmacology and computational chemistry) structure-activity relationship In plant disease resistance Systemic acquired resistance Salanter Akiba Riverdale, a modern Orthodox yeshiva in Riverdale, New York Saudi riyal (ISO 4217 currency code SAR) Search and rescue IPCC Second Assessment Report Segmentation and Reassembly of data packets... Aerial view of Metrotown and central Burnaby from the south, with Burrard Inlet and North Vancouver beyond. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English de facto (none stated in law) Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area...


External links

  • Jinjiang Families - families with children adopted from Jinjiang
  • Postcards from China - Travel blog of an American visiting Jinjiang with his wife, a native of the region, and their two young children. Lots of photos and observations on local culture.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Jinjiang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (367 words)
Jinjiang (晋江市; pinyin: Jìnjiāng) is a county-level city of Quanzhou Municipality in Fujian.
Jinjiang city also borders the Taiwan Strait of the East China Sea to the south, and Quanzhou's other county-cities of Shishi and Nan'an to the east and west, respectively.
Jinjiang speaks a form of the Minnan or Hokkien dialect which is intelligible in Xiamen or on Taiwan.
Jinjiang orphanage, Fujian province, China (583 words)
The Jinjiang Children's Welfare Institution is located in Jinjiang, on the southern coast of Fujian about 140 miles from Fuzhou.
Jinjiang falls under the jurisdiction of Quanzhou, a beautiful port city that was once one of the premier ports for international trade.
The Jinjiang CWI is relatively new to international adoption.
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