Zhejiang, on China’s southeastern coast, is one of the nation’s wealthiest and most fertile provinces. Since the tenth century Zhejiang has been a leading producer of silk, porcelain, tea, and paper. It also is the home of many of China’s political and intellectual elite. Its 101,800 square kilometers, which make it comparable in size to Iceland, include 3,061 off-shore islands.
Zhejiang, one of the wealthiest and most fertile provinces in China,