Xiamen recently donated 105 books to its sister city in the Philippines, Cebu, to celebrate Cebu-Xiamen Friends Day which falls on Oct 26.
The books, from Xiamen Library and Xiamen International Book Company, are about Chinese history, culture and research literature about Xiamen.
The two cities established sister-city relations on October 26, 1984. Cebu is the Philippines's largest economic center. It contains many rapidly developing factories catering to the coconut oil, tobacco, sugar, ceramics and beverage industries.
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.