Xiamen is a tier 2 city located within Fujian Province in East China.
In China's administrative hierarchy, Xiamen is classified as a "Sub-provincial City", meaning it enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other prefecture-level cities governed under Fujian province control.
The official name of Xiamen in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:
In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Xiamen would be written:
Since the establishment of the Fujian Free Trade Zone in 2015, the following sections within Xiamen have been designated as free trade zones:
The following high tech zones are located in Xiamen:
The Xiamen Special Economic Zone (厦门经济特区), was established in 1980 to encourage overseas investment.
Xiamen is served by the following airports:
The city of Xiamen's metro system commenced operation on 31 December 2017.
The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Xiamen:
N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies
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