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.
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.