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Wenzhou Mode

Paper-cutting Art on Display in Wenzhou

Shoe and Leather Industry

Low-voltage Electrical Equipment Industry

Cigrette Lighter Industrya

Financial Facilities Industry

Plastic Product Industry

Optical Glasses Industry

Lamp Industry

Wenzhou Mode

Since the reform and opening up, Wenzhou economic set up with striking regional features, which is called "Wenzhou Mode" by journalists and theoreticians, has been gradually perfected after 20 years of development. It presents the following distinct characteristics.

Wenzhou Mode means a kind of regional economy development mode formed by the leading of demands and the reform of bold lead partial economic system during the progress of economic system reform and economic development of China. The core of Wenzhou Mode lies in fully esteeming and developing common people's pioneer spirit and merging economic system reform and economic development into one organic whole, making reform and development become a development process of mutual promotion in regional economy and social reform. Wenzhou Mode is a typical regional economy development mode employing markets and the operation by the local people to enhance industrialization and urbanization. So, the basic intension of Wenzhou Mode can be summarized simple words: utilizing the operation by the local people and the markets to push forward industrialization and urbanization. The main characteristic of Wenzhou Mode is that having utilized the pre-empt advantages of the reform outside system and having promoted the process of the operation by local people and the markets by being the 1st, from this, which caused a drop height of regional economy system, and then depended on this power pushing forward industrialization and urbanization and forming a regional economy development mode with the characteristics of multi-ownership economy and constructions of small towns.

Paper-cutting Art on Display in Wenzhou

Paper-cutting was one of the five art forms that applied for being listed as an oral and intangible heritage in 2000. This wonderful folk art has a history of more than 700 years in China, with Wenzhou being one of its cradles.

Paper-cutting artists from China and abroad now gather in Wenzhou. The overseas participants include those from Germany, France, Japan and Australia.

Shoe and Leather Industry

Wenzhou enjoys the name of "China's Capital of Shoes". In 2000, the city boasted over 5,000 enterprises of shoes and leather products, including over 3,000 manufacturers of leather shoes, with over 1,800 advanced foreign and domestic shoemaking lines. Their technical equipment, technological level and product quality all hold the leading position in the country. The annual output value of the shoe and leather industry in 2000 totaled 28.3 billion yuan, including 23.2 billion yuan for shoes, and 23 shoemaking enterprises had the annual output value of over 100 million yuan. Wenzhou shoes were sold in all parts of the country and far to over 100 countries and regions in the world. The export delivery value of shoes and leather products in 2000 reached 5.8 billion yuan. The enterprises approved to bear the "Genuine Leather Mark" account for 50 percent of the country's total, two listed among the producers of "China's Five Brandname Genuine Leather Shoes", and three awarded the title of "China's Ten Kings of Genuine Leather Shoes". Besides, there are also two "China's Well-knownTrademarks". A large-sized shoemaking base integrating production with scientific research, testing,information and trade, "Wenzhou China's Shoe Capital Industrial Park", is under construction.

Low-voltage Electrical Equipment Industry

Wenzhou low-voltage electrical equipment manufacturers are mainly grouped in Liushi Town and North Beixiang Town of Yueqing City. In 2000, the city boasted over 3,800 low-voltage electrical equipment enterprises, of which Zhengtai and Delix Group Corporations bad the annual output value of over 4 billion Yuan. The low-voltage electrical products are available in over 10 thousand specifications and more than 100 series. Yueqing City has become the production base with the most numerous certificates in the low-voltage electrical equipment industry of the country, where 3.343 low-voltage electrical products have  been awarded the production  licenses, 150 pro-ducts the CCEE safety certificates from China Electrical  Engineering Committee, 182 enterprises the confirmation certificates of  file ISO9000 international quality management system, 4 enterprises the confirmation certificates of  the ISO 14001 international environ-mental protection system and over 200 products the confirmation certificates from UL, GE, GS and other international accredited bodies. The two trademarks,"Zhengtai "and" Delix", have been honoured with the title of  "China Well-known Trademark". Yueqing products account for over 50 percent of the electrical equipment used in the construction and renovation of the national electric and information networks In Yueqing city the output value of low-voltage electrical equipment in 2000 totaled 135 billion Yuan, up 21.3percent over the previous year. 160 foreign exchange earning enterprises generated the annual export delivery value of 1.82 billion Yuan. over 5.000 enterprises set up sales companies in all middle and large cities of the country and over 100 enterprises got into the Internet mid began on-line businesses.

Cigarette Lighter Industry

Wenzhou is one of the biggest production bases of cigarette lighters in the world. Wenzhou Smoking Set Industrial Association has 260 member enterprises, of which 70 percent are distributed over Lucheng District. In 2000 the city turned out 500 million lighters with the output value of 2 billion Yuan, of which metal case lighters accounted for 94 percent of the products of the same sort in the country in the total output 70 percent of Wenzhou lighters were exported to all parts of the world.

Financial Facilities Industry

In 1989 Wenzhou produced the first set of counterfeit money discrimination counting machine. In 2000 the city had over 100 enterprises engaged in manufacturing banking equipment. The products cover counterfeit money discrimination counting machine, checking and sorting machine, money binding machine, electronic display screen, bill and receipt transmission system and electronic surveillance and monitoring device, which are offered in 20 series with more than 100 varieties and awarded 89 patents. Their occupancy in the domestic markets exceeds 60 percent. In 2000 the output value hit 1 billion yuan.

Plastic Product Industry

In 2000 Wenzhou turned out 437.6 thousand tons of plastic products with the output value of 6.099 billion Yuan. The plastic woven bags, artificial leather, plastic film, PTEF products and plastic high-tech products came out on top in production in the country. Of which the plastic woven bags accounted for two third of the country¡¯s total output and the PTEF products reached 80 percent in the occupancy of the national market. The fishing tackles, with numerous varieties, high yield and wide market coverage, ranked first in the country. Pingyang County is the centralized production area of plastic woven bags in Wenzhou , which is named ¡°Home-town of the Plastic-woven Products in China¡± and whose subordinate Xiaojiang Town¡± China Plastic-woven Products City¡±. In Pingyang County there are 450 production enterprises with 495 production lines, over 90 sets of auxiliary processing equipment of compounding and blowing and 40 varieties of products with several hundred specifications. In 2000 the annual output value hit 4 billion Yuan.

Optical Glasses Industry

Wenzhou has over 500 enterprises which are engaged in the processing and electroplating of glasses, production of glasses accessories and manufacturing of glasses equipment. They employ over 40 thousand staff and workers and turn out several thousand varieties of glasses. In 2000 the total output value of glasses hit 2 billion yuan. Most of Wenzhou glasses are exported abroad with the export value in 2000 up to 1.6 billion yuan, Over 20 enterprises have been approved to enjoy the self-managing right of export.

Lamp Industry

Wenzhou is one of the biggest production bases of lamps in China. In 2000, there were more than 800 enterprises producing lamps, which ale mainly distributed over the three districts, Lucheng, Ouhai and Longwan. The annual output of lamps amounted to 40 million sets and the total output value hit 3 billion yuan over one fourth of the country's total. The products are developed flora the single civil-use lamps to the multi-purpose lamp series of garden, sage, engineering, ship and warship, automobile and train, covering pendant, ceiling, desk wall, painter's, projective lamps and so on, available in as many varieties as ten thousands. Complete in varieties from tubes and bulbs to lamps and lamp ornaments, they can meet the market demands at different levels and for different purposes. The products are sold in over 20 provinces and autonomous regions of the country and over 20 countries and regions of the world. In 2000 the export delivery value hit159 million US dollars.

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