Zhang Quan, director general of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Xiamen Municipal People's Government, met with a delegation led by Hiroshi Kawakami, deputy chief representative of Marubeni Corporation China, on July 11.
On May 30, US opera singer Carla Canales visited Xiamen, Fujian province, where she met Chinese conductor Zheng Xiaoying, one of the first female conductors in China.
Chris Lipscombe, president of the New Zealand China Friendship Society, visited Xiamen city of Fujian province from May 9 to 11 with the aim of bolstering bilateral economic cooperation and cultural exchanges.
A photo exhibition celebrating the fifth anniversary of the flourishing friendship between Xiamen and Izmir, Turkey opened in Xiamen on April 18.
The first Xiamen China-Philippines concert took place at Jimei Youth Palace on March 21 in Xiamen, Fujian province.
Expats from 10 countries including Germany, France, Indonesia, Colombia and Morocco took part in an activity with the theme of "Journeying together toward a win-win future" on Nov 5.
A photography exhibition marking the 38th anniversary of the establishment of the sister-city relationship between Xiamen in East China's Fujian province and Cebu, the Philippines kicked off on the fifth floor of SM City Xiamen on Oct 26.