Cross-Straits Economic Rim 海峡经济圈
Xiamen, Fujian Province, in the Cross-Straits Economic Rim [hudong.com]
This region has a population of about 60-80 million. The Pingtan Comprehensive Experimental Zone has already been established to boost the economic and trade cooperation across the Straits. The Gulei Petrochemical Base in Zhangzhou City, Fujian is also under construction with the aim of meeting energy demands in this region. In 2010, the trade volume between the mainland and Taiwan reached US$145 billion, a 36.9 percent increase year-on-year, while Fujian reported a record-high US$10 billion in trade with Taiwan, doubling trade levels in 2005.