1- Develops friendship and cooperation relations with some foreign organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals;
2- Coordinates works and provides services to overseas Chinese and organizations;
3- Handles Taiwan-related overseas Chinese affair work together with some relevant departments;
4- Contacts with Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and China Overseas Exchange Association, undertakes routine work of Xiamen People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
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.