Wenzhou Model (Wēnzhōu Móshì 温州模式)|Wēnzhōu Móshì 温州模式 (Wenzhou Model)
A woman weaves blankets to sell. The increase of small, local enterprises exemplifies the Wenzhou model of economic growth. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
Since the 1980s, business activity in and around the city of Wenzhou in Jiangsu Province has served as national model for economic development in China. The success of the model is due in large part to the traditions and spirit of the local people.