The tax refund policy is expected to further boost tourism in Xiamen, following the 72-hour visa free policy for transit passengers and the 24/7 customs clearance service at Gaoqi airport – two initiatives taken in 2015 that helped increase stay-over tourists from overseas markets by 10.
Xiamen Air has previously opened international routes to Southeast Asian countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Businesses operating within the free trade area will get expert assessments from this service, which will accept filings of complaints and help protect businesses' legal rights.
And Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba won the women's title with 02:19:52 and broke the record of Xiamen International Marathon.
A cycling event along the eastern peninsula of Kinmen was held in Kinmen county, Taiwan on Dec 28, attracting participants from Fujian and Taiwan.
" Asked when mainland tourists will be able to ferry their cars to Taiwan, Ma said the schedule depends on Taiwan's policies. Ten cars on a ferry from Taiwan came ashore on Monday in Xiamen, Fujian province, with drivers and passengers eager to visit southeastern China.
To promote CIFIT and the Xiamen Industry Exposition, the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention and Exhibition Affairs sent a delegation to visit Taiwan from Dec 2 to 8. The delegation, led by the bureau chief Wang Qiongwen, visited business associations such as the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association and the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry.