The Xiamen Overseas Exchanges Association (XOEA) is a non-profit association tasked with communicating and cooperating with overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macao residents, and relevant associations.
The association is located on the 7th floor of the Tuanjie Building on Bailuzhou Road. It falls under the leadership of the Overseas Chinese Affairs of Xiamen Municipal Government and local civil affairs bureau.
Main tasks of the XOEA include:
1 - Conducting frequent communications and exchanges with overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macao residents, and relevant organizations
2 - Providing overseas Chinese and Hong Kong and Macao residents with a series of services, including those related to economic and trade cooperation, academic study and visits, travelling and visiting relatives, academic exchanges, healthcare services, consultations and agencies.
3 - Promoting mutual exchanges and cooperation related to the economy, science and technology, education, culture, healthcare and sports.
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.