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chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Apr 30, 2019

One of the first four special economic zones on the Chinese mainland, Gulangyu Island was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural site in July 2017;

The Ninth BRICS Summit and the Dialogue of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries were held in Xiamen on Sept 3-5, 2017;

Chinese President Xi Jinping has praised Xiamen as a "Quality Innovation and Entrepreneurship City" and a "Beautiful Garden City";

Xiamen has won a string of honors, including the UN Habitat Scroll of Honor Award, International Garden City, National Garden City, National Model City for Environmental Protection, National Ecological City, National Green Transport City, and China's Top 10 Low Carbon City;

Xiamen's air quality ranked second among the country's 169 key cities in 2018;

Xiamen ranked 13th nationwide in 2017 for its comprehensive development index;

Xiamen ranked fifth for the livability index and became one of the top 100 cities in terms of the sustainable development index in 2016;

One of China's top 10 innovative cities and a national advanced city for entrepreneurship;

A city that serves as the supporting point of the Belt and Road Initiative and of the Strategy toward Taiwan;

Xiamen has built a comprehensive reform pilot area, a free trade pilot zone and a national self-dependent innovation demonstration area;

China's first "model city for super quality" and pilot city for the modern service industry;

Xiamen was awarded as a National Civilized City for five consecutive years; it is also a city highlighting the most home-like feelings and a national excellent city for social security improvement.