Introduction: As a dynamic city that values coordinated innovation and emphasizes sharing in opening-up, Xiamen’s economic development is the epitome of China’s reform and opening-up drive. On this tour, we will take you to six places, including Xiamen Global One-Stop Aviation Maintenance Base, a leading aircraft maintenance center in China, if not in the Asia-Pacific Region, and Xiamen Ocean Gate Automated Container Terminal, China’s first fully-intelligent, secure, eco-friendly, and fully automated container terminal, to help you learn more about the city’s achievements and extraordinariness in the implementation of the reform and opening-up policy and in the course of industrial transformation and upgrading.
Itinerary: Xiamen Global One-Stop Aviation Maintenance Base, China-Europe (Xiamen) Freight Train Service, Xiamen Ocean Gate Automated Container Terminal, Xiamen Software Park, Meitu, and G-bits Network Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
Introduction: As home to a special economic zone, a Taiwanese Investment Zone, a bonded port zone, and a pilot free trade zone, Xiamen has long been a pioneer in China’s reform and opening up efforts and is being showered with a new wave of opportunities at a time when a free trade zone is developing in the city. On this tour, you will visit four places, including the Single Window of International Trade, one of the best practices of pilot free trade zones nationwide, and State-level “Cross-Strait Youth Entrepreneurship Bases”, to feel the city’s confidence in developing more opportunities for growth and creating new advantages.
Itinerary: The Single Window of Xiamen International Trade, the Xiamen Cross-Strait Makerspace Base for Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Multi-tiered Medical Care System Reform (Lianqian Sub-district Community Health Service Center), and iXiamen, a local platform for the government’s “Internet + Public Services” model.
Introduction: Through concurrent industrial, urban, and social transformation, coordination of production, life, and ecology, and considerate planning to enhance livability, business environment, and tourism resources, Xiamen has become all the more appealing, dynamic, and cohesive. This tour includes visiting the famous Wuyuan Bay, Xiamen International Cruise Home Port — one of the four cruise home ports in China, and the Island Ring Road — the world’s most spectacular marathon course. They showcase the wisdom of the local government in the transformation of the city, the implementation of the urban governance system, and the modernization of its governance capabilities.
Itinerary: Xiamen Planning Exhibition Hall, Wuyuan Bay (Comprehensive Improvement and Development), Xiamen International Cruise Home Port, and the Island Ring Road
Introduction: As China enters an era of mass entrepreneurship and innovation, Xiamen's cultural and creative industries are growing vigorously and are gradually becoming an important pillar of industry. On this tour, you will visit: Shapowei, the oldest port in Xiamen and a cultural melting pot and a "living museum" of boundless creativity; Lianfa Huamei Space Cultural & Creative Park, a good example of a cultural landmark transformed from an industrial site; Xiamen Huihe Stone Cultural Park, an important center for the inheritance and development of the stone-carving techniques of Southern Fujian, specializing in the renovation of traditional buildings, artistic theme landscapes, and cultural tourism; and Feibo Gongchuang, the first listed “We Media” company which created a content-based IP ecosystem and strives to mine e-commerce relying on the Advantages of “We Media”.
Itinerary: Shapowei, Lianfa Huamei Space Cultural & Creative Park, Xiamen Huihe Stone Cultural Park, and Feibo Gongchuang.
Introduction: Xiamen takes pride in its great natural beauty and is committed to environmental protection amid urban development by implementing its ‘green philosophy’. A perfect example is the world’s longest and China’s first elevated bike skyway, which not only saves space and resources but also helps reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Junying Village and Baijiaoci Village, both in Tong’an District, have become much more affluent and beautiful by developing modern agriculture. Wuyuan Bay has been transformed into an ecological wetlands park, dubbed Xiamen’s Green Lung.
Itinerary: The elevated bike skyway, the Wuyuan Bay Wetlands Park, Junying Village and Baijiaoci Village
Introduction: Xiamen has mountains, islands, lakes, sea, and a wide variety of natural resources. In order to increase the living standards of the local people and improve the environment, Xiamen has been making huge efforts towards community governance and modernization. Under the guidance of the government, old residential communities have been renovated, the village modernization campaign is taking great leaps forward, and an increasing number of Xiamen people are getting involved in community and village governance. All these have contributed to a better environment, faster economic growth, increased income, and a more harmonious society. Many communities and villages, for example, Guanren Community and Zengcuo’an Community in Siming district, Yuanqianshe in Qingjiao Village, Haicang District, and Caitang Community in Huli District, are the epitome of a harmonious, livable and happy Xiamen as well as the development of China.
Itinerary: Guanren Community, Zengcuo’an, Xitouxia, Yuanqianshe in Qingqiao Village, and Caitang Community
Introduction: On July 8th, 2017, Kulangsu was recognized as a World Heritage Site. Known as the “Garden on the Sea” and the “Museum of World Architecture”, this beautiful island reflects the modern history of China’s development. The tour includes visiting a variety of historic buildings with distinctive western and traditional Chinese features, such as Shuzhuang Garden, Bagua Mansion, and Huang Rongyuan Mansion, in order to provide you with an opportunity to gain insights into the inclusive Southern Fujian culture and overseas Chinese culture, which have been influenced by a variety of exotic cultures. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artifacts from the Palace Museum Collection, a collaborative project between the Xiamen Municipal Government and the Palace Museum which also represents the Palace Museum’s first attempt to expand its operations beyond Beijing.
Itinerary: Kulangsu History & Culture Museum, Shuzhuang Garden, Bagua Mansion, Kulangsu Gallery of Foreign Artifacts from the Palace Museum Collection, Huang Rongyuan Mansion, and Hai Tian Tang Gou Mansion
Introduction: Xiamen boasts a blend of multiple cultures with unique characteristics and a rich array of activities. This tour will take you to Tan Kah Kee Memorial Museum and Xiamen Nanyin Opera Company. You will have the opportunity to feel the patriotism of outstanding overseas Chinese such as Tan Kah Kee, and learn about the historical cultural context of the city. Xiamen’s cultural beauty is thus infused here and there in such a bustling harbor city and can be encountered even at negligible street corners.
Itinerary: Tan Kah Kee Memorial Hall, Jimei School Village, and Xiamen Nanyin Opera Company
Introduction: Civility is both the highlight of Xiamen and its heart and soul. On the foundation of its four consecutive Civilized City of the Year titles, Xiamen initiated the building of a "model civilized city for the nation," bringing beauty, warmth, peace, and harmony into every neighborhood, every community, and every home. In recent years, volunteer work has become a part of life for the Xiamen people, and the importance of volunteering in a civil society has entered into the collective consciousness. Citizens have become model examples of volunteering, extolling the virtues of civilized behavior. On this tour, we will take you to Xiamen White Egret Volunteer Alliance, Jin’an Community, and Xiamen Community Colleges.
Itinerary: Xiamen White Egret Volunteer Alliance (Xiamen Airlines), Jin’an Community, and Xiamen Community Colleges
Itinerary: Luoyang Bridge, Quanzhou Maritime Museum, Kaiyuan Temple, Ancient Chinese Sailboats Models Exhibition Center, The Statue of Lao-tzu in Qingyuan Mountain, Manichean Cao’an Temple
Introduction: On this tour, you will learn about the Made in China 2025 initiative, the National Innovation Demonstration Zone, the supply-side structural reform, and "Internet Plus", highlighting the concepts of innovation, smart manufacturing, Maritime Silk Road, and sustainable development in the building of the pilot area of the Maritime Silk Road.
Itinerary: Pin Shang E-commerce Co. Ltd., Quanzhou MakerSpaces, Quanzhou Maritime Museum, J-Tech CNC Technology Co. Ltd., Dali Group
Introduction: The line selects the famous scenic spots, such as Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster dubbed "Four Dishes One Soup" and Yunshuiyao, highlighting China's inheritance and protection of the world cultural heritage.
Itinerary: Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Yunshuiyao
Introduction: China highly values ecological conservation. Fujian attaches equal importance to improving people’s livelihood and maintaining the beautiful environment as well as the thriving culture. Zhangzhou, a beautiful and ecological city, always stays one step ahead in terms of ecological conservation.
Itinerary: Longren Guqin Culture Village; Acient Shanchong Village; Shili Lanshan Scenic Spot