With their scattered diaspora and entrepreneurial traditions, the Chinese have sometimes been called the Jews of Asia. The Fujianese, who are famous for their adventurism and business savvy, are occasionally described as the Jews of China. The people of Changle, Lin Li tells me, are the Jews of Fujian Province."Entrepreneurial traditions"! "Business savvy"! How polite of you, Patrick.
Patrick Radden Keefe in Slate on Fujianese immigration: