The city of Trier in Germany initiated friendly exchanges with Xiamen, in East China’s Fujian province in 2005. The two officially established sister-city relationships on November 11, 2010.
Trier is located in the west of Germany inRheiland-Pfalz, adjacent to Belgium, Luxembourg and France.It covers an area of 19,849 square kilometers,taking up 5.6 percent of the whole country.
The city has a population of over100,000 and was founded in 16th century. It is famous for being the hometown of the great revolutionary master, Carl Marx. Trier is home to UNESCO world cultural heritage items.
Due to its proximity to numerous European countries, the city has experienced rapid economic growth. Its main industries include steel-making and rubber processing.
Xiamen recently donated 105 books to its sister city in the Philippines, Cebu, to celebrate Cebu-Xiamen Friends Day which falls on Oct 26.
Elod Tasnady, consulate general of Hungary in Shanghai, visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Sept 25 to 26 to seek business cooperation with the Chinese city.