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What makes Xiamen special? Coast, climate and more

2017-08-11 06:48:04 Ecns.cn

The 9th BRICS Summit will be held in Xiamen City in East China’s Fujian Province in one month's time. The coastal city, one of the original special economic zones opened to foreign investment and trade in the early 1980s, is set to become the strategic pivot city of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

The Majestic Princess, a new cruise ship, made its maiden global voyage from Rome to Xiamen City in Fujian Province.

Xiamen’s Gulangyu Island, famous for its varied architecture and multicultural history, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in July this year.

Xiamen Airlines' first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport. Xiamen has direct flights to many foreign cities.

Xiamen University, one of the most beautiful universities in China, was established by well-known overseas Chinese leader Tan Kah Kee in 1921.

Xiamen also hosted the ninth Cross-Straits Forum, the largest unofficial platform between Taiwan and the mainland, to promote grassroots interaction, and economic and trade exchanges.

The coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian Province also hosted the annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT).

The central business district and yachts on the sea in Xiamen City, Fujian Province.

Runners compete in the Xiamen International Marathon. The race first began in 2003 and is now is deemed by the IAAF to be a Gold Label Road Race, famous for its scenic coastal course.

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