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Acting Governor: Wang Xiaojing
Address of provincial government: Hualin Road, Fuzhou
Tel: (591) 7021333
Fujian, called "Min" for short, is situated in the southeast of China on the coast of the East China Sea. With its land area lying between 23030'-28022' north latitude and 115050'-120040' east longitude, Fujian covers a land of 540 km from east to west and 550 km from north to south. It faces Taiwan Province across the Taiwan Strait and adjoins Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Guangdong provinces on the northeast, northwest and southwest, respectively. Its territory includes 121,400 square kilometers land and 136,300 square kilometers of sea. Its coastline stretches 3,324 km, the second longest in the country. Encompassing 1,401 islands of different sizes, Fujian is a vital navigation hub between the East China Sea and the South China Sea. It is one of the Chinese provinces closest to Southeast Asia, West Asia, East Africa and Oceania.
In 2003, the telecommunication sector of the province earned 18.14 billion yuan in total, an increase of 13.8 percent on the previous year. By the end of the year, the number of local fixed phone subscribers had reached 11.24 million including 6.96 million urban subscribers and 4.28 million rural subscribers. In addition, mobile phone users amounted to 9.465 million, a rate of 27.14 percent. The telephone switching board capacity had reached 14.51 million entries.
Radio and TV stations:
At the end of 2003, there were all together 10 radio stations, 36 medium- and short-wave transmission and relay stations and 96 FM radio transmission and relay stations as well as 10 TV stations and 15 1,000KW TV transmission and relay stations. Radio and TV programs are accessible to 96.4 percent and 97.8 percent of the province's Population respectively.