Xiamen has become the 19th most economically competitive city in China in 2016, according to a report by the CASS.
The Fourth Cross-Straits College Students' Forum was held at Xiamen University on June 22-23.
The Taiwan Association for Promoting Chinese Tea Art launched its first Chinese mainland office in Xiamen on June 26.
The Majestic Princess carrying thousands of passengers arrived at Xiamen on June 26, finishing its 37-day maiden voyage.
Egypt's Ambassador to China Osama Al-Magdoub called Xiamen a beautiful city during his visit to the city in Fujian province on June 20-22.
Xiamen, set to host the BRICS Summit in September, has already begun training its crack team of 220 hosts and volunteers to look after its distinguished foreign guests during the summit.
Approximately 100 Western guests attended a giant panda lecture on the cruise trip Majestic Princess, which departed from Rome, sails across key Maritime Silk Road points, and will conclude with a berthing at China's Xiamen.