Brief Introduction of Xiamen City
Xiamen, formerly romanized as Amoy, is a sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian, China, beside the Taiwan Strait. Xiamen is a hub city, a premier international seaport and a popular tourist destination on the southeast coast of China, reputed as the “Garden on the Sea”.As a beautiful seaside city, Xiamen is endowed with verdurous mountains, turquoise sea, blue sky, blooming flowers and egrets, which complement each other and constitute perpetual natural beauty.
The urbanized area of the city has spread from its original island to include parts of all six of its districts, with a total population of 1,861,289. As part of China's Opening Up Policy , Xiamen became one of the original four special economic zones opened to foreign investment and trade in the early 1980s. Xiamen has a diverse and well-developed economy. Important industries are fishing, shipbuilding, food processing, tanning, textiles, machine tool manufacturing, chemical industries, telecommunications and financial services. The city has economic and trade relations with 162 countries and regions worldwide.
The city is known for its mild climate, Hokkien culture and colonial architecture, as well as its relatively low pollution. In 2006, Xiamen was ranked as China's 2nd-"most suitable city for living", as well as China's "most romantic leisure city" in 2011.
Highlights of Xiamen's Cuisine
Climate of Xiamen City
Xiamen has a monsoonal humid subtropical climate, characterized by long, hot and humid summers and short,mild and dry winters.