Xiamen-based export-oriented enterprises to benefit from China-Maldives FTA
Enterprises in Xiamen that export to the Maldives will enjoy zero tariff or preferential tariff cut as China and the Republic of Maldives signed the Free Trade Agreement on December 7th.
Human resources perceived as integral to promoting social development
The government of Haicang district in Xiamen, Fujian province, has been paying increasing attention to the improvement of local people's well-being, including education and healthcare. It has introduced and nurtured high-level personnel by offering policies, investments and platforms, to provide human resources support for social development.
Xiamen mayor attends 2nd China-New Zealand Mayor Forum
A delegation led by Zhuang Jiahan, mayor of Xiamen, paid a visit to Wellington, capital of New Zealand, to attend the Second China-New Zealand Mayoral Forum from Dec 3 to 4.
City launches dolphin conservation plan
Xiamen officials recently unveiled a 10-year conservation plan for the local population of Chinese white dolphins.
Breeding cattle imported to Xiamen from Chile
A freighter carrying breeding cattle from Chile recently docks at Haicang's Songyu Wharf, the first time Chilean cattle have entered the province by sea.
China Railway completes sub-marine utility tunnel to Dadeng
Railway officials recently announced the completion of a new underground utility tunnel extending for the new airport facility currently under construction on the island of Dadeng.
Softball keeps you dreaming: Xiamen Softball League blooms
On Thursday nights,a group of softball lovers and amateur players regularly gather at the baseball field in Xiamen University.They are Xiamen Taifeng Baseball Team and Amoy Bombers Softball Club,two international baseball teams in Xiamen.
Team Rounds of the First Xiamen “Little Diplomats” English Proficiency Competition conclude
The team rounds of the first Xiamen “Little Diplomats” English Proficiency Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students was successfully concluded at Wuyuan No. 2 Experimental School on 29th May.
The 1st Xiamen 'Little Diplomats' English Proficiency Competition wraps up individual rounds
The First Xiamen “Little Diplomats” English Proficiency Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students wrapped last weekend. Events were spread across the Xiamen University Affiliated Keji High School, Wuyuan No. 2 Experimental School and Xiamen No. 3 Middle School.
Xiamen Eating Castle stands out in Shapowei
On December 11th, as a gathering of Taiwanese snacks, Shapowei Eating Castle was formally settled in Xiamen. The castle is a new landmark for gourmet tourism that has gathered many traditional Minnan snacks. At present, there are forty five inhabitants in the castle, including nineteen Chinese Time-Honored Brands, which have been recommended by A Bite of China, and twenty two old and famous local shops with a history of more than twenty years. The Eating Castle is also on a mission to promote traditional culture. Located in Shapowei, the heart of old Xiamen, the gourmet castle is a comfortable place to feel some peace and relaxation, a place to taste an authentic snack. In order to let more people enjoy authentic snacks, the Shapowei Eating Castle is going to hold a month-long activity for million people to eat for free!
Wine festival a grape success in Xiamen
A wine and music festival was held in the coastal city of Xiamen, Fujian province from Nov 17 to 18.
Shapowei vegetable market to be renovated
The Shapowei Community and the sub-district of Xiagang jointly announced last week a renovation plan for the agriculture produce market on Daxue Road. The plan includes elements suggested by a cultural and creative company as well as students from universities in Xiamen.
Small diet changes may prolong life
Study finds that consuming more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fatty fish may boost one's chances of living longer.
Xiamen to standardize English names for local dishes
City officials are releasing a series of standardized translations for local landmarks, streets and cultural attraction in association with the Xiamen Translators' Association.
HPV vaccine developed by XMU gets permission for clinical testing
A second-generation HPV vaccine has been approved by China Food and Drug Administration for clinical testing, the developer said Wednesday.
2017 Golden Spring Cup National Fitness Contest opens in Xiamen
November 14th , the 2017 Golden Spring Cup National Fitness Contest, was held in Xiamen Sports Center.
Run for Fun promotes healthy lifestyle in Xiamen
The 2017 Vanke Run for Fun was held in Xiamen, Fujian province on Oct 28.
Famous American ophthalmologist to provide consultations in Xiamen
In the afternoon of October 29th and 30th, Professor Wang Mingwu from the University of Arizona College of Medicine will visit Xiamen to provide consultations for patients with eye diseases.
Dynamic Yunnan to be staged in Xiamen
From December 12th to December 13th, "Dynamic Yunnan", a large-scale song and dance musical created by Chinese choreographer Yang Liping, will be staged in Xiamen Banlam Grand Theater .
Xiamen hosts press conference for New Year's Concert 2018
Oriart hosted a press conference last week announcing plans for the city's upcoming New Year Concert on December 31. Guest performers include Veronica Nunes and Ricardo Vogt Duo, who have won a total of three Grammy Awards.
Crew of a John Woo film on movie promo tour to Xiamen
John Woo’s Manhunt, a remake of the 1976 Japanese thriller ,is going to release in the Chinese mainland on November 24th.
Xiamen director wins big in Warsaw
Gao Zehao, a Chinese director born in Xiamen, Fujian province, has made a big splash in the international film industry, with his film To Kill a Watermelon winning the Grand Prix at the 33rd Warsaw International Film Festival in the Polish capital on Oct 22.
Xiamen Cangjiang Theater to stage a Russian comedy tonight
On October 13th and 14th, Semianyki: The Family, a Russian comedy is going to perform in the Xiamen Cangjiang Theater. The comedy will tell a story about a couple with four children that shares their life in a humorous way.
Tree climbing championship wraps up in Xiamen
The China Tree Climbing Championship, the first international one of its kind in China, came to a close in Xiamen, Fujian province on Dec 10.
2017 Asian Golf Championship tees off in Xiamen
Asian Tour rookie William Harrold of Britain exploded into life in the opening round of the 2017 Asian Golf Championship, shooting a new course record of an eight-under-par 64 to lead by four here on Thursday.
Xiamen International Football Club in full swing
On the shores of beautiful Yundang Lake, there is an international football club-Xiamen International Football Club (XMIFC). Formed of players from 35 different countries,the club was founded in August 2006 by three football lovers, namely Danilo from Germany, Peter from Taipei and Xiao Xu from Xiamen.
2017 Xiamen Jimei Half Marathon ends
Three thousand Animation, Comic and Game (ACG) enthusiasts came out in their numbers to participate in the 2017 Xiamen Jimei Half Marathon in Jimen district, Xiamen, Fujian Province on November 19.
2017 Xiamen Bank IRONMAN 70.3 shines
After hours of competition, the 2017 Xiamen Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Xiamen race ended in Xiamen, Fujian Province on November 12.
Strait International Community Phase I, Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms
Release Date:2017/12/12 Expires: Price: Rmb 8,200 per month Size:130 sq.m Floor: /30 Listing Type: For rent Property Type: Apartment/Flat District: Siming, Xiamen Address: No.1-30, Huizhan North Road
Yuzhou Shimao International, Two bedrooms, Two Bathrooms
Release Date:2017/12/11 Expires: Price: Rmb 4,500 per month Size:86sq.m Floor: /34 Listing Type: For Rent District: Siming, Xiamen Property Type: Apartment/Flat Address: No.882-886 Xiahe Road Location: Yuzhou Shimao International Leasing terms Utility charges included in price? No Agent Commission（%） Property Management Fee: 2.0yuan/m2 Appliances Cable TV/Air-conditioner/ Water heater/ Refrigerator/Broadband/Washing machine/ Heating/ Furniture Fully furnished Features Premises ID: Xiamen Railway Station, Robinson Plaza, Walmart, McDoland, banks, supermarkets Property Description: Contact Information:
Jianye Building, Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom
Release Date:2017/12/8 Expires: Price: Rmb 3,800 per month Size:75sq.m Floor: /8 Listing Type: For rent Property Type: Apartment /Flat District: Siming, Xiamen Address: No.28, Hubin North Road Location: Jianye Building Leasing terms Utility charges included in price? No Agent Commission（%）: Property Management Fee: 0.8yuan/m2
Expressions for the Road!
It goes without saying that, when talking or writing, Americans often use expressions with words from the world of automobiles. Now, let's examine a few common expressions that come from parts of a vehicle.
面的本意是头的前部，后来逐渐引申出表面，当面等意思。 The original meaning of "面" was the front part of the head, and gradually has the extended sense of "surface", "in face", etc.
Lesson 23 At the Department Store
Do you know how to say “get a discount” in Chinese? Let’s find out in today’s lesson.
I Like Chopsticks 我喜欢用筷子（wǒ x？ huān yòng kuài zi）
Chopsticks were developed about 5,000 years ago in China. Chopsticks, or kuài-zi, are usually nine to ten inches long, rectangular with blunt ends, and made from a variety of materials. Bamboo chopsticks are the most common because bamboo is inexpensive, readily available, easy to split, resistant to heat, and has no perceptible odor or taste.