Xiamen boasts 69 place names dating back 1,000 years
The City Civil Administration Bureau announced recently the results of the second national toponym (place name) survey, noting that 69 place names in Xiamen date back more than 1,000 years, including the names of local counties, towns and villages.
Xiamen reports high public satisfaction with city cleanliness
The city's Environment and Sanitation Management Office recently published the results of its first public survey of city cleanliness.
Xiamen topped 4M residents in 2017
Xiamen officials announced last week that the resident population of Xiamen hit 4.01 million by the end of 2017. Nearly 60 percent of the city's residents are not registered in local households. The growth rate of residents in mainland areas of the city vastly exceeded growth on the island of Xiamen.
METRO Bank opens new branch in Xiamen
Recently, the Metro Bank (China) Co., Ltd's Xiamen Branch was officially opened. It is the 8th branch of Metro Bank in China and the 14th foreign bank institution to operate in Xiamen.
Research ship “Tan Kah Tee” returns from Pacific expedition
On March 18, scientists from Xiamen University and sailors successively docked back in Xiamen and unloaded the valuable samples and results brought back from their scientific research vessel, the “Tan Kah Kee”.
Softball keeps you dreaming: Xiamen Softball League blooms
On Thursday nights,a group of softball lovers and amateur players regularly gather at the baseball field in Xiamen University.They are Xiamen Taifeng Baseball Team and Amoy Bombers Softball Club,two international baseball teams in Xiamen.
Team Rounds of the First Xiamen “Little Diplomats” English Proficiency Competition conclude
The team rounds of the first Xiamen “Little Diplomats” English Proficiency Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students was successfully concluded at Wuyuan No. 2 Experimental School on 29th May.
The 1st Xiamen 'Little Diplomats' English Proficiency Competition wraps up individual rounds
The First Xiamen “Little Diplomats” English Proficiency Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students wrapped last weekend. Events were spread across the Xiamen University Affiliated Keji High School, Wuyuan No. 2 Experimental School and Xiamen No. 3 Middle School.
Finland officials give thumbs up to Xiamen tea
A delegation of officials from the Finland Ministry of Justice paid a visit to a teahouse in Xiamen, Fujian province on the sidelines of a two-day seminar, on Feb 1.
Customised printed coffee comes to Xiamen
What kind of experience would it be to print your favorite photos on coffee and to then drink it?
Enjoy strawberry afternoon tea at Xiamen hotels
Sweet strawberries with a milkshake can make for a relaxed and lazy winter afternoon.
Xiamen Eating Castle stands out in Shapowei
On December 11th, as a gathering of Taiwanese snacks, Shapowei Eating Castle was formally settled in Xiamen. The castle is a new landmark for gourmet tourism that has gathered many traditional Minnan snacks. At present, there are forty five inhabitants in the castle, including nineteen Chinese Time-Honored Brands, which have been recommended by A Bite of China, and twenty two old and famous local shops with a history of more than twenty years. The Eating Castle is also on a mission to promote traditional culture. Located in Shapowei, the heart of old Xiamen, the gourmet castle is a comfortable place to feel some peace and relaxation, a place to taste an authentic snack. In order to let more people enjoy authentic snacks, the Shapowei Eating Castle is going to hold a month-long activity for million people to eat for free!
Wine festival a grape success in Xiamen
A wine and music festival was held in the coastal city of Xiamen, Fujian province from Nov 17 to 18.
Shapowei vegetable market to be renovated
The Shapowei Community and the sub-district of Xiagang jointly announced last week a renovation plan for the agriculture produce market on Daxue Road. The plan includes elements suggested by a cultural and creative company as well as students from universities in Xiamen.
Two Xiamen hospitals listed on China top 100 rankings
The Nature Publishing Index China announced last week its official annual rankings of China's top 100 medical facilities. The Xiamen Number One Hospital and the Zhongshan Hospital (both of which are affiliated with Xiamen University) made the list.
Xiamen resident life expectancy reaches 80.45
Local health officials announced last week that the average life expectancy of Xiamen residents reached 80.45 in 2017, up by 1.49 years from 2012.
Construction begins on new branch of Xiamen Zhongshan Hospital
Xiamen Zhongshan Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its new eastern branch in Tong'an. Located at the intersection of Xifu Road and Xike Street, the branch will include facilities for medical treatment, disease prevention, teaching and scientific research.
Three self-service drug vending machines put into use in Xiamen
What can we do if we need medicine when the pharmacy is closed at night? Recently, there is a new kind of self-service drug vending machine standing in front of a pharmacy next to Ruijing Commercial Plaza. Even at midnight, people can buy daily medicines they require.
HPV vaccine developed by XMU gets permission for clinical testing
A second-generation HPV vaccine has been approved by China Food and Drug Administration for clinical testing, the developer said Wednesday.
Banlam Grand Theater's 2018 Drama Festival kicks off
The Banlam Grand Theater recently announced the opening of its 2018 drama festival, with three new and exclusive musicals and plays scheduled to hit the stage this March.
Nanyin Music Conference kicks off in Xiang'an
The annual Nanyin Music Conference of Xiang'an kicked off on February 23 in the Dongyuan Community.
English musician and Xiamen: Fate, play, and love
A musician went looking for Xiamen - and found herself (and a puppy).
Campus concert dazzles Xiamen
A concert titled Hearing Jimei by a group of college music talents was staged in the Jimei district of Xiamen, Fujian province on Jan 20.
Filming for China-Singapore coproduction begins in Xiamen
Filming for Ten Hours of Divorce, a feature movie being coproduced by China and Singapore, recently began in Xiamen, the capital of East China's Fujian province.
2018 Xiamen (Haicang) Tianzhu Mount Hiking attracts 12,900 people
The 2018 Xiamen (Haicang) Tianzhu Mount Hiking kicked off last Saturday.
Shi Defeats Lin to Win Men's Singles Title
Seventh seeded Shi Yuqi defeated compatriot and six-time champion Li Dan 21-19, 16-21, 21-9 to win his maiden title at the All England Open Championships on March 18.
China's Gao Xinyu crowned at ITF Xiamen tennis tour
China's Gao Xinyu beat Uzbekistan's Sabina Sharipova 6-1, 6-2 here on Sunday to win the women's singles title at the ITF Xiamen International Tour.
2018 ITF Women's Circuit tournament starts first Chinese stop in Xiamen
The 2018 International Tennis Federation Women's Circuit tournament started in Xiamen, Fujian province on Feb 24, its first stop in China, local media reported on Feb 26.
Xiamen Tefang takes 2017-2018 China Badminton Super League title
Zheng Siwei scored two points to help Xiamen Tefang breeze past Zhejiang Nengyuan 3-0 to take the 2017-2018 China Badminton Super League title here on Friday.
Speed and passion: China Drift Championship Finals 2017
The China Drift Championship Finals 2017 were held in Xiamen on the 13th January when eleven teams, from all across the country, participated in the competition. The whole contest was passionate and the audience was burning with excitement as they saw cool colors coupled with the roar of car engines drifting and turning.
Tefang G01 Xinzuo, Four Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms
Release Date:2018/1/3 Expires: Price: Rmb 8,800 per month Size:180 sq.m Floor: /12 Listing Type: For rent Property Type: Apartment/Flat District: Siming, Xiamen Address: No.385-413, Xiahe Road
Gulong Mingzhu, Three Bedrooms, One Bathroom
Release Date:2018/1/2 Expires: Price: Rmb 3,600 per month Size:130sq.m Floor: /12 Listing Type: For Rent District: Jimei, Xiamen Property Type: Apartment/Flat Address: No.1-28, Yindou Beili Location: Gulong Mingzhu
Yuantong Center, One Bedroom, One Bathroom
Release Date:2018/1/3 Expires: Price: Rmb 2,000 per month Size:40sq.m Floor: /31 Listing Type: For rent Property Type: Apartment /Flat
Use -Ever Words Whenever You Like
From popular songs to written and spoken communication, English speakers use what are called "-ever words" quite a lot. Today, we will explore the meanings and uses of these words.
Spring is the time to enjoy flowers
古体的“饮”字像人手扶酒缸，弯腰低头，伸着舌头喝酒的样子。“饮”就是喝的意思。 The ancient pictogram for the character "饮(yǐn)" was like a person leaning on a wine pot, bowing and lowing his head, and trying hard to drink the wine in the huge pot. The meaning of "饮(yǐn)" was to drink.
Lesson 37 Paying Bills
Do you know how to say “paying bills” in Chinese? Let’s find out in today’s lesson.
Do you like to keep pets? 你喜欢养宠物吗？（nǐ xǐ huān y？ng chǒng wù ma?）
Many people like to keep cats, dogs or birds for fun, for the love of it or out of sympathy. For those who love animals, it is comparatively impossible to stay in a bad mood when a pair of loving puppy eyes meets yours or when a super-soft cat rubs against you and purrs with contentment. More and more research supports the mood-enhancing benefits of pets.