Xiamen University

Zhongshan Road - Street full of teas, lacquers and pearls

 Zhongshan Road is Xiamen's main retail attraction.   Xiamen's Zhongshan Road is arguably the mainland's finest shopping street on account of its length, scale and historical importance. The century-old road originally linked the city's ports and docks to its residential area. It was Xiamen's first asphalt road in the 1950s, was transformed into a lit pedestrian precinct in the 2000s, and remains one of the city's central shopping districts today.     "I grew up in this area, and when I was a kid, it was a shopping street," says Steve