The Foreign Affairs Office of the People's Government of Fujian Province and the Foreign Affairs Office of Xiamen Municipal People's Government hosted an activity with the theme of "Journeying together toward a win-win future" on Nov 5 to tell expats the development stories of Xiamen in the new era.
Expats from 10 countries including Germany, France, Indonesia, Colombia and Morocco took part in the event, during which they learned about the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and Xiamen's efforts to promote Chinese modernization.
They also visited the main venue of the BRICS Xiamen Summit in 2017, Yundang Lake, Xiamen International Book Mall and San'an Optoelectronics Co to witness Xiamen's progresses in industrial and cultural development, environmental protection and internationalization.
Expats learn about traditional Chinese tea art during their tour in Xiamen on Nov 5. [Photo/fao.xm.gov.cn]
An expat tries his hands at stone carving, an intangible cultural heritage technique in Xiamen, during the activity on Nov 5. [Photo/fao.xm.gov.cn]
An expat tries out a VR device during the group's visit to San'an Optoelectronics Co, which is headquartered in Xiamen. [Photo/fao.xm.gov.cn]
China now enjoys comprehensive mutual visa exemption with 23 countries after reaching an agreement on mutual visa exemption with Thailand on Jan 28.
China and Thailand signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports and passports for public affairs on Jan 28.