Chen Junyong (middle), deputy director of the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Xiamen Municipal Government, meets with the delegation of the Kuching Fujian Guild in Malaysia. [Photo/xmfo.gov.cn]
A delegation consisting of members of the Kuching Fujian Guild in Fujian province's sister province Sarawak, Malaysia recently visited Xiamen, Fujian province.
It was the first time that the members of the Kuching Fujian Guild had visited their hometown since its establishment in 1871.
Tian Songmao, chairman of Kuching Fujian Guild, said that over the past one hundred years, Chinese people in Malaysia have established 60 independent Chinese secondary schools and 1297 Chinese primary schools in the country, but not yet a university.
Tian hoped that Xiamen University can help them build independent Chinese universities in Malaysia and also invited Chinese teachers to come to Sarawak on a teacher exchange program.
A delegation from Sasebo, Japan visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 15 to 18 to explore the operation of cultural institutions in the city.
A delegation from Malaysia headed by Yeoh Soon Hin, executive councillor of Penang State, visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 5 to 8.