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Xiamen Launches New E-Tong Cards: Residents Can Now Top Up Online

Xiamen transport authorities have now launched new travel cards which are safer and more convenient than the previous kind. The new E-tong cards have several functions including online top up, loss reporting and SMS alerts. Read more>>

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New High Speed Train from Beijing to Xiamen from July 1 HOT

You can now travel from Beijing to Xiamen in just one day by train on the new high speed railway route that will open on July 1. ... Read More>>

Xiamen Opens First Children’s Hospital June 1 HOT

The city of Xiamen has opened its first hospital that specializes in care for children. The Xiamen City Children’s Hospital officially opened on June 1 and will be offering in and outpatient services, including operations, GP consultancy and also ...... Read More>>

Gulangyu Island Gets 88 New Free Wifi Hotspots HOT

Gualangyu residents can now access free wifi in up to 88 different public places. The Xiamen Radio and Television Network has just finished installing the equipment, and the wifi coverage extends to all the main roads and piers of the island. ... Read More>>

Annual Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Festival 2014 May 17 HOT

Jimei District will be playing host to the annual Cross Strait Dragon Boat Cultural Festival May 17-18. 66 teams from Xiamen, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and seven mainland cities will be competing in three different categories ... Read More>>

Xiamen Lantern Festival Taking Place Feb 2 - 17 HOT

Xiamen Lantern Festival will be taking place on Zhuzhan Island from February 2 – 17 and will feature everything you need in a New year lantern festival. ... Read More>>

Croatian Pianist Maksim Mrvica Performs in Xiamen Dec 1 HOT

Croatian Pianist Maksim Mrvica returns to China for a concert at Xiamen Bailuzhou Park Music Square on December 1. ... Read More>>

Long Bay Grassland Music Festival in Xiamen Oct 3 HOT

On October 3 the Long Bay Grassland Music Festival will be taking place in Xiamen. Along with the music there will be food, beer and games. ... Read More>>

Xiamen Opens Direct Bus Line to “Flower Capital” Zhangzhou HOT

From March 23, tourists in Xiamen can board a train that runs directly from Xiamen to Zhangzhou, the “flower capital of southeast China”. ... Read More>>

Xiamen Fangte Magic Kingdom Theme Park Opens Mar 18 HOT

The Xiamen Fangte Magic Kingdom theme park officially opens on March 18. ... Read More>>

Xiamen-Shenzhen High-speed Rail Opens in 2013 HOT

The Shenzhen-Xiamen high-speed rail, which travels along the southeast coast between the two cities, is expected to open in 2013. ... Read More>>

American Folk Musician Joe Gil in Xiamen Mar 2 HOT

On March 2, American folk singer Joe Gil will hit the stage at Xiamen’s BASAO Tea for a live show. ... Read More>>

Xiamen Lantern Festival Held Feb 12-27 HOT

The sixth annual Xiamen Lantern Festival will be held at the Yuanbo Garden from February 12-27. ... Read More>>

“New Year’s Dive” in Xiamen on Feb 10 HOT

The first annual New Year’s Dive event will be held at the beach by the “One Country Two Systems” signboard on Huandao Nan Lu. ... Read More>>

Film Festival in Xiamen Jan 17-24 HOT

Xiamen’s Chinese European Art Center will hold a film festival from January 17-24. ... Read More>>

Miji Festival Brings Experimental Music to Xiamen Jan 10 HOT

Things will get loud at Xiamen’s Jihe Art on January 10, when Subjam's Miji Festival 2013 returns with its lengthy line-up of noisemakers. ... Read More>>

Xiamen’s First Laox Store to Open Dec 29 HOT

Xiamen’s first Laox Store will open on Jiahe Lu on December 29. Laox is a Japanese retailer (acquired by Suning last year), which sells home appliances, toys, jewelry and other goods. The new store will be over 10,000 sq. m large and will feature 200,000+ ...... Read More>>

Xiamen Taxi Fuel Surcharge Reduced to 2 RMB HOT

Effective as of November 26, the “fuel surcharge” in Xiamen taxis has been reduced to 2 RMB. At present, Xiamen taxi flag fall is 8 RMB for the first 3 km, with 2 RMB for each addition km, as well as the aforementioned 2 RMB fuel surcharge fee.... Read More>>

Sign Up for the 2013 Xiamen International Marathon by Dec 15 HOT

The 2013 Xiamen International Marathon will be held on January 5, 2013. The event will feature a full and half marathon, as well as 10 km and 5 km races. Winners for men’s and women’s full marathon events will take home 40,000 USD. Both online ...... Read More>>

The Beethoven Quartet to Perform in Xiamen on Nov 11 HOT

The Beethoven Quartet will perform in Xiamen's Hongtai Concert Hall on November 11. The Quartet, composed of Antonio Nuñez, Laurentius Bonitz, Vahagn Aristakesyan, and Carlos Conrad, is the world's only ensemble devoted exclusively to the works of ...... Read More>>

5th China International Boat Show to be Held in Xiamen from Nov 2-5 HOT

The 5th China (Xiamen) International Boat Show will be held in Xiamen Marina from Nov 2-5. Hundreds of sailboats, helicopters, limousines, and other hallmarks of the luxury lifestyle will be on display, plus an international boat model competition. Website: ...... Read More>>

2012 WOX Halloween Party Bash Hits up Xiamen Oct 26 HOT

Wondering how to spend Halloween in Xiamen this year? Why not check out the 6th WOX 2012 Halloween Party Bash at Havana Latin Restaurant and J.J Bar! The festivities include live performances and DJs and a costume competition with awesome prize give-aways. ...... Read More>>

German Pianist Sebastian Knauer to Perform in Xiamen on Oct 14 HOT

German piano prodigy Sebastian Knauer will perform in Xiamen's Hongtai Music Hall (宏泰音乐厅) on October 14. Knauer, who at 13 was already performing Hadyn's Piano Concerto in D at the Hamburg Concert Hall, went on to collaborate with Sir Roger Norrington ...... Read More>>

Xiamen’s Chinese European Art Center Hosts Video Exhibition Until Oct 13 HOT

The CEAC Video Exhibition will be open at the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen until October 13. The exhibition will feature works from four artists: Anne Marie van Splunter, Sabina Maria van der Linden, Rumiko Hagiwara, and Wineke Gartz. Website: ...... Read More>>

2012 Yuanboyuan Festival of Lights Begins in Xiamen on Sep 20 HOT

The 2012 Yuanboyuan Festival of Lights will be held at Xiamen's Yuanboyuan (园博苑) from September 20 to October 18. The festivities will feature 3D light shows, Taiwanese food stalls, a children's writing wall, a car show, and a special photo exhibition. ...... Read More>>

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