Xiamen, East China's Fujian province established sister city ties with the Turkish city of Izmir on Jan 18, bringing the total number of Xiamen's international sister cities to 20, according to the Xiamen foreign and overseas Chinese affairs office.
I had always imagined myself, as one born in Hong Kong, arriving on the Chinese mainland for the first time and fitting in straightaway. In all my fantasies, my Cantonese slid naturally into perfectly intelligible Mandarin, and everyone I met became my brother or sister. Last spring, a four-week music residency in Xiamen, Fujian province, gave me a chance to test that theory.
New ferry lines between Fujian and Taiwan are added, to ensure a convenient and easily-accessible transportaton service to people who'll commmute between the two places dring the forthcoming Spring Festival.
As one of the most renowned tourist attractions in the coastal city of Xiamen, Gulangyu Island is gearing up for throngs of tourists for the first Spring Festival holiday after joining UNESCO's world cultural heritage list on July 8, 2017.
A cultural and artistic exchange and promotion activity, featuring South Fujian's cultural elements and Xiamen's involvement in the implementation of China's Belt and Road Initiative, will be held on Costa neoRomantica's deck starting March 22.
A group of 32 excellent students born in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) who now study in colleges on the Chinese mainland visited Xiamen, Fujian province on a two-day tour from Jan 26.
A delegation of officials from the Finland Ministry of Justice paid a visit to a teahouse in Xiamen, Fujian province on the sidelines of a two-day seminar, on Feb 1.