Fuzhou has a long history of building ships. Ever since the Yuan Dynasty, the government has established a series of favorable policies to develop the shipping industry and set up specialized agencies to manage overseas trade.
In 2005, the Shipbuilding Theme Park was opened and its preservation of the old base earned the Excellent Chinese Habitat prize. In 2006, the Mawei Shipbuilding Museum was opened. The Fuzhou government continues its contribution to protecting this heritage.