American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of eastern China east-northeast of Guangzhou. One of the earliest seats of European commerce in China, it is a major harbor and a manufacturing center. Population: 697,000.
“Amoiist's real name is Guo Bofeng or Peter Guo （郭寶峰）, a professional translator lives in Xiamen city, Fujian Province.”
“= Accommodation (in Xiamen): HI – Xiamen, 592 2082345, email@example.com”
“My main impression of Xiamen is that it's much more of a backwater than any place we've been.”
“Xiamen is building a cruise ship terminal, but it isn't built yet, so we had to dock at the container ship unloading port which we were not allowed to walk through.”
“An example comes from the film's very first image, a nine-minute tracking shot of the inside of an enormous consumer goods factory in Xiamen City.”
“He assured them that the edict that had been put up in Xiamen, was different.”
“When Beyer arrived in Xiamen, he was shown Chenggong's wound, "a few lumps [knobbelen] on his left arm, which according to the mandarin [Chenggong] had been caused by cold and wind, but about which Beyer himself had a different opinion.”
“A report jointly released on Wednesday by the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Bureau of Statistics showed prices of newly-built residential housing rose 11.4 percent in Xiamen, 10.6 percent in Shenzhen, 10.3 percent in Beijing, 10 percent in Fuzhou, 8.9 percent in Chengdu and 8.7 percent in Guangzhou.”
“Government spending on roads, factory equipment and other fixed-asset investment (FAI) is growing too quickly, said Qiu Xiaohua, director of the National Bureau of Statistics at the 2006 International Investment Forum held in Xiamen, a coastal city in east China’s Fujian Province.”
“China: China’s fast investment growth, which many worry could spark economic overheating and financial problems, is a result of excessive money and credit supplies, said a senior economic official in Xiamen Friday.”
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