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A Sketch of Xiamen

Located on the southeast coast of China, with an area of 1565 sq. kilometers and a population of 2.14 million, China’s beautiful subtropical “Garden Island” of Xiamen is a famous hometown for overseasChinese and Taiwanese. This ancient trading port was one of China’s first four Special Economic Zones (SEZs), and is today one of China’stop international ports.

The beautiful subtropical island of Xiamen has been accredited as an international Nations in Bloom City, National Sanitary City, National Garden City, National Model City for Environmental Protection, and National Excellence in Tourism City. Known as the “Most Agreeable City in China”, this scenic island boasts temperate weather, subtropical oceanic climate, mild and rainy, neither sweltering in summer nor freezing in winter with an annual average temperature of 21℃.

The Port of Xiamen ranks among the top ten in China, with 51 international sea routes. It is also one of the major aviation hubs in East China. To date, Xiamen has more than 90 air routes to both domestic and international destinations, including more than 70 cities of Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Japan, etc. In addition, Xiamen’ s broad spectrum of modern telecommunication services facilitates quick and easy international connections.

Xiamen has been recognized as one of the most attractive locations for foreign investors. By the end of 2002, it had attracted 5714 foreign invested projects, with foreign capital amounting to USD20.116 billion. To date, various multinationals and financial institutions such as Kodak, Dell, GE, Coca-Cola, TAECO, Linde, Sony, Panasonic, Sanyo Electronics, Phillips, ABB, TDK, Emerson Electric, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd., United Overseas Bank, ABN-AMRO Bank, and Credit Lyonnais have established branches in Xiamen.

Xiamen is famous for the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center(XICEC). Its convenient coastal location, along with some of the nation’s top facilities and an excellent portfolio of professional services, has enabled the XICEC to continually host some of the global community’s most pivotal international exhibitions and conferences. The city also has 90 hotels of different levels to suit the most discriminating tastes.

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