The Turkish city Izmir established sister-city relations with Xiamen on January 18, 2018, becoming the Chinese city's 20th sister city in the process.
Phuket Province in Thailand became twinned with Xiamen on May 11, 2017, making it Xiamen's 19th sister city and also the first from Thailand.
The French city of Nice established a sister-city relationship with China’s Xiamen on May 22, 2014.
The city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, became the 17th sister-city of Xiamen on June 20 2013.
The Canadian city of Richmond became twinned with Xiamen on April 27, 2012.
The city of Trier in Germany initiated friendly exchanges with Xiamen, in East China’s Fujian province in 2005. The two officially established sister-city relationships on November 11, 2010.
The Greek city of Marathon established a sister-city relationship with Xiamen inEast China’s Fujian province on January 2, 2009.
Sarasota, the United States of America
The US city of Sarasota established sister-city relations with Xiamen’s Siming district on October 9, 2007.