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2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen

  • 2017-9-4
  • Welcome to Xiamen
    2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen
     Xiamen is a bustling port city and a major tourist destination on the southeastern coast of China. It¡¯s also one of China¡¯s five Special Economic Zones. With a permanent resident population of 3.92 million as of end 2016, the city covers a land area of 1699.39 square kilometers, of which Xiamen Island (including Gulangyu Island) accounts for 157.76 square kilometers. Reputed as the ¡°Garden on the Sea¡±, Xiamen is blessed with unique natural landscape and lasting appeal, featuring pleasant coastal view, distinctive local flora and well-preserved ecological environment. Legend has it that in ancient times it was the habitat of egrets, and therefore Xiamen is also known as the ¡°Egret Island¡±.
    Boasting a natural deep water port, Xiamen¡¯s navigation channels within the port area are mostly over 10 meters deep, allowing ships with a gross deadweight tonnage of up to 50,000 to pass freely. Therefore it had been a major port for foreign trade historically. In 2015, Xiamen ranks the 16th among international mega ports in container throughput. Xiamen Airlines operates nearly 30 international flight routes and more than 200 domestic flight routes. With rapid economic growth, high-speed railway, expressway and high-speed telecommunication networks have been built, making Xiamen a major transport hub on China¡¯s southeastern coast.