1- Supervises and examines implementation of overseas Chinese affairs-related policies and regulations;
2- Examines and approves the applications of overseas Chinese and their relatives who plan to return and settle in China, protects their legitimate rights and interests;
3- Provides finance support for overseas Chinese and their relatives in poverty; takes charge of the management of overseas Chinese-related donations;
4- Provides services for overseas Chinese-related letters and visits;
5- Handles visa notices for Xiamen high-level overseas talents;
6- Provides identity certificates for foreign and overseas Chinese students who plan to study in Xiamen;
7- Guides the reform and development of Tong’an Zhuba Overseas Chinese Economic Development Zone.
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.