This article was written by Ángel Lázaro, co-founder of An Nà (安娜), a project which defines itself as:
The combination of our knowledge, culture and languages to establish a cultural and business connection, mainly on the local level (Barcelona and Xiamen), between two cities with very similar profiles (tourism, markets, maritime and trade tradition, new open economy…), without neglecting the cultural context (Hispanic and Chinese).
Introduction to Xiamen
Xiamen (厦门市), Amoy in the “Minnan” language, is among the Chinese cities that aren’t tourist or important economic destinations for visitors or investors outside of China, forming part of the so-called “second-tier cities.” Among this group, it is worth mentioning Qingdao (Shandong), Hangzhou (Zhejiang), Chengdu (Sichuan) and Kunming (Yunnan). [Read more…]