|Walkway on Gulangyu|
In April 2008, the City of Richmond signed a Friendly Cooperation Agreement with Xiamen, and in 2012, Xiamen became our sister city.
Xiamen, also known as Amoy, is a major city on the southeast coast of China. It covers a total area of 1,516 square kilometres.
Xiamen is an island city of more than 3.5 million people and is one of the major economic centres in China. Like Richmond, Xiamen is known for its high-tech industry as well as agricultural and seafood products and shipbuilding. It has been a major seaport since ancient times and was named one of China’s most livable cities.
On September 19, 2008, City dignitaries from Xiamen began their first official visit to Richmond.