Coordinates and handles Xiamen-related emergency situations in foreign countries, provides consular protections for legal persons within Xiamen’s jurisdiction in foreign countries; Manages Xiamen’s activities conducted by overseas non-governmental organizations; Provides assistances in foreign-related affairs, such as anti-terrorism and fighting against cults;
Supervises and examines implementation of overseas Chinese affairs-related policies and regulations; 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;
Contacts with the local governments of Hong Kong and Macao special administrative region (SAR); Communicates with the liaison offices of the central people’s government in Hong Kong and Macao; Protects the legitimate rights and interests of Hong Kong and Macao residents in Xiamen;
Coordinates overseas Chinese related economic work and issue policy suggestions; Promotes introductions of overseas funds, technologies and talents and develops international academic forums together with some relevant departments; Undertakes Xiamen’s economic and trade cooperation with its sister cities, international economic organizations and overseas chambers of commerce and business associations
Responsible for the publicity and promotion of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Xiamen Municipal Government; Manages foreign journalists and overseas Chinese media’s news reports to Xiamen, examines and verifies important foreign and overseas Chinese related reports of Xiamen;
Conducts investigations and surveys on Xiamen’s internationalization, services for overseas Chinese, policies related to foreign and overseas Chinese affairs; Investigates, drafts and revises local policies and regulations to foreigners, overseas Chinese and Hong Kong and Macao residents; Draws up mid and long term development plan of foreigners, overseas Chinese and Hong Kong and Macao related affairs; Handles suggestions and proposals;
The division is responsible for Party-related affairs and the mass work of the Xiamen Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and its affiliated institutions.