Xiamen is located on the southeast coast of China, the west side of the Taiwan Strait, and Taiwan across the sea. The city’s total area of 1,569.3 square kilometers, the end of 2006 the city registered population of 1.6 million people, the resident population of about 2.33 million people under the jurisdiction of Siming, Haicang, Tongan, JiMei six administrative regions,
Xiamen is one of the most livable cities in China, where the climate is pleasant, the scenery is beautiful and the environment is clean and tidy. It has “International Garden City”, “National Health City”, “National Garden City”, “National Environmental Protection Model City”, “China Excellent Tourism City “,” National Top Ten Habitat City “and” National Habitat Environment Award “and other awards .2004, Xiamen won the highest award in the living environment -” UN Habitat Award “.
Xiamen is one of the four special economic zones of China’s first policy of opening to the outside world. It is a nationally listed city with provincial economic management authority and local legislative power.
Xiamen is one of the most competitive cities in China.With the completion of the “2005 Urban Competitiveness Report” by 100 experts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xiamen ranks ninth in the comprehensive competitiveness of 200 cities in China. Government management, enterprise management, system, environment, infrastructure, openness and other aspects of the competitiveness are located in the forefront of the World Bank in 2006 published “government governance, investment environment, and a harmonious society – China’s 120 city competition Force of the “report in the” gold city “title.