Introducing Xiamen

Xiamen (pronounced shya-min) has been Wellington's sister city in China since 1987. The Wellington Xiamen Association aims to enhance goodwill and understanding between the people of Wellington and Xiamen.

Learn more about the sister cities of Wellington and Xiamen and the opportunities WXA has created for the people of Wellington to explore and understand Chinese culture.

News

12
Nov

WXA AGM elects new President, officers

by Mz
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At the Wellington Xiamen Association’s 2013 AGM held on Tuesday 29 October Chris Lipscombe stood down as President of the Association and Janet Andrews was elected unopposed. Bobby Ng also stood down as Treasurer after 12 years’ service, and was replaced by committee member Huang Shu.

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08
Sep

Xiamen ‘first stop’ for WCC manager

by Mz
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Wellington City Council’s Economic Growth Manager Katie Sadleir visited Xiamen last month on her first trip to China and attended the opening of the 2013 China International Fair for Investment and Trade. WXA President Chris Lipscombe was in Xiamen for the opening event, accompanied by WXA members Wendy Chen and Meijian Chi.

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17
Apr

Sun, bowls, and good food! WXA BBQ 2013

by Chris
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At the end of one of the best Wellington summers in living memory the autumn sun continued to shine for the third annual Wellington Xiamen Members and Supporters Barbecue.

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10
Mar

WXA welcomes student delegation

by Chris
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On 10 March, a 22 member delegation with 20 students from Xiamen University of Technology arrived in Wellington and started their week-long study tour at Whitireia Polytechnic.

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22
Nov

Hands across the water

by Chris
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The visit of Xiamen Deputy Mayor Kang Tao and city officials to Wellington was the final event in a year of activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Xiamen and Wellington.

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18
Nov

25 years of sisterhood

by Chris
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…and, to celebrate, a photographic exhibition from Xiamen, China. To mark the 25 years of our sister-city relationship with Xiamen, Wellington is next week hosting the Xiamen Deputy Mayor, Mr Kang Tao, along with a civic, cultural and educational delegation. They will bring with them a large photographic essay of Xiamen city.

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