Xiamen People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries（XMPAFFC）is a non-governmental organization committed to promoting friendship and cooperation between people of Xiamen and other cities around the world.
Established in April 1984, the association falls under the direction of the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Xiamen Municipal Government and receives guidance from the Chinese and Fujian provincial People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
Main tasks of the XMPAFFC include:
1 - Taking charge of Xiamen’s foreign exchanges with non-governmental organizations in the world.
2 - Conducting mutual sporting and cultural exchanges and visits with non-governmental foreign organizations; receiving delegations in areas of civil culture, arts and sports; and holding performances and exhibitions
3 - Cooperating with local government departments to enhance exchanges and cooperation with foreign organizations and friendly persons in sectors related to the economy, science and technology, society, education and healthcare
4 - Coordinating and managing friendly relations with Xiamen’s sister cities
5 - Receiving and hosting individuals and delegations from foreign countries, organizing visits to friendship organizations and taking part in relevant activities held by national and provincial associations for friendly relations
The 15th Xiamen International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race event, held by the Fujian province city since 2003 will run on Jan 2, 2017.
The Jimei Arles International Photography Festival will return to the city of Xiamen for the second year on Nov 20