At the Xiamen Wutong Passenger Wharf on Monday, Wang Tingchu, a Taiwan resident, along with her family, is ready to embark on the journey home for the upcoming Spring Festival.
A delegation headed by the deputy chairman of São Paulo city council visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 15 to 17 to seek cooperation with the Chinese city in the areas of the economy, trade and science, especially regarding transportation.
The tourism revenue in Xiamen rose to 140.2 billion yuan ($ 20.6 billion) last year, up 19.99 percent year-on-year, according to the Xiamen Tourism Development Commission.
Yu Weiguo, Party chief of Fujian, on Thursday, called for more efforts to build Xiamen into an innovation hub, a pivotal city bolstering the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road as well as a spearhead in the nation's new round of reform and opening-up.
Xiamen in East China's Fujian province came in second on the recent list of 10 of the World's Best Places to Visit for 2019 launched by the Austrian daily Oesterreich.
Wojciech Zajaczkowski, ambassador of Poland to China, visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 10 to 11.
A total of 13,018 vessel trips were made between Xiamen and Kinmen, an islet in Taiwan in 2018, transporting 1.745 million passengers in total, up 8.1 percent year-on-year, the latest statistics from the Xiamen port authorities show.