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

14
Oct

Education connections with Xiamen strengthened

by Chris
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Meetings with Xiamen No. 1 High School and Xiamen Foreign Language School have confirmed linkages with Wellington-based educational institutions, and Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT) is looking forward to strengthening its connections in the Wellington region.

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13
Oct

Wellington delivers creative message at 2012 CIFIT

by Chris
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As leader of the Wellington Xiamen Association business delegation to 2012 CIFIT President Chris Lipscombe was invited to present at this year’s Mayoral Forum on the theme of cultural and creative industry cooperation.

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28
Aug

WXA announces citizens’ delegation to Xiamen

by Chris
Gulangyu Island

Always wanted to see World Heritage sites Wuyi Mountain and Tulou Villages? Interested in the unique history of Gulangyu Island? Keen to take some classes in Mandarin, cooking or kung fu? The Wellington Citizens’ Delegation to Xiamen could be just what you are looking for! Register your expression of interest before 12 September 2012.

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11
May

WXA wins prestigious award

by Chris
Drs Wu and Stanley

At the recent New Zealand Sister Cities conference, the Wellington Xiamen Association (WXA) won the education section of the prestigious Air New Zealand Sister Cities Award for 2012 for the Wellington-Xiamen Paediatric Project.

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26
Apr

Whistle-stop visit to Wellington

by Chris
Janet Andrews and Ying Zeng

A three-member Xiamen Museum delegation headed by Ms. Zeng Ying, the Deputy Director of Xiamen Museum, arrived in Wellington on 25 April for a whistle-stop visit. The opportunity to further a potential working relationship between Xiamen Museum and Gibson Group was also the occasion for an enjoyable dinner between delegation members and WXA.

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14
Apr

A Xiamen Afternoon

by Chris
Bill, Donas and Mayor Celia

After a rather dismal summer, the autumn sun shone on the second annual Wellington-Xiamen Barbecue and the 70 members and guests gathered together to celebrate our 25th year as sister cities.

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