Li Chuan Chamber of Commerce site
Li Chuan Chamber of Commerce was established in the Republic of China for two years (1913).
Since the Ming and Qing dynasties, Lichuan belongs to the border town of Fujian and Jiangxi. East and south and Fujian Guangze, Shaowu and other five counties and Wuyishan connected to the west and north and Nan Fung, Nancheng, Zixi three counties, "Fujian and Jiangxi Tongxian eight county," said. Li River originated in Wuyi mountains, a golden waterway Lichuan traffic. Superior geographical environment, prompting the commercial prosperity of Lichuan. Nanjin Wharf, Ming and Qing Street, became an important cargo transit station in Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. Where the port, the sail star, business travel clouds, crowded during the day, up to date Shengdan Dadan. During the year of the Qing dynasty, there were more than 2500 business people and more than 750 size shops in Nanjin Ferry Wuli Long Street. Over a hundred years old such as "Hengchun", "Wan Taihe" and "Quanchang", etc. Materials from Hankou, Nanchang, Fuzhou and other places go back to the Li River at Nanjin Wharf for unloading along the Yangtze River and the Nanshe River. They are then unloaded by traders on their unicycle or over Wuyishan and transferred to Guangze, Shaowu and Nanping to Fuzhou and Quanzhou; Mushrooms, fungus, dried bamboos, bamboo sun and other mountain delicacies and Fuzhou coastal bird's nest, sea cucumber, shark's fin, cuttlefish and other seafood, then crossed the Wuyishan Business Travel to Nanchang, Hankou and other ports. Min coastal salt through the South Tianjin wharf into the Gan Po land cities and counties.
In order to seize business opportunities, businessmen from all over the world gathered in Lichuan and built offices and clubhouses in the vicinity of Nanjin Street. At the same time, they also set up some governing bodies such as guilds for their own survival and competition. With the development of commerce and trade, these agencies gradually show its limitations. From business to consumers, are looking forward to have an impartial body to regulate business operations, Li Chuan Chamber of Commerce came into being.
Chamber of Commerce inaugural, elected by the public businesses high credibility, good reputation of Confucianism as president, has Huang Junfu, Wang Liangzuo, Deng Shouzhen, Tu Shen, Liu Taiming, served as president. At the same time, five to seven directors are elected to implement the one-round rotation of five-year term; one secretary-general is employed to handle daily affairs; the Chamber of Commerce consists of twenty-eight categories of tobacco industry associations including tobacco shreds, Prosperity economy; both public and private interests, labor and capital both; urban and rural mutual aid, internal and external exchanges "for the Chamber of Commerce purposes. And fund-raising Jianhui Hall Commercial Center in South Jin Street Chamber of Commerce West Lane. This building imitates European style, becoming the first European-style building in Ming and Qing Street in Lichuan. Chamber of Commerce Hall is completed, so that the Chamber of Commerce Nanjin five "most" ancient alley. "The longest purdah ancient alley, the largest commercial base, the oldest hall, the earliest tea house theater, the tide of European architecture" became the most shining symbol of Nanjin Commercial Street.
The establishment of the Li Chuan Chamber of Commerce played a positive role in promoting the economy of Lichuan and prospering the market of Lichuan. Especially during the Anti-Japanese War, large numbers of refugees in the enemy-occupied area infiltrated Lichuan, causing soaring prices. Li Chuan Chamber of Commerce to stabilize prices, crack down on profiteers, stabilize the people, played a significant role. In 1953, the China Federation of Industry and Commerce was established, and the Lichuan Chamber of Commerce opened a new journey.
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