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Xia·men 1

 (shyä′mən) also A·moy (ä-moi′)
A city of southeast China east-northeast of Guangzhou on the Taiwan Strait. It was a treaty port following the Opium War (1839-1842).

Xia·men 2

See Amoy2.

[After Xiamen.]


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Amoy



also Hsiamen

1. an island near the Chinese mainland in the Taiwan Strait.
2. a seaport on this island. 507,390.
Also called Amoy.
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Xiamen island, Fuzhou, Putian, and Quanzhou in Fujian Province, in the "western Taiwan Strait coastal area," for instance, received high marks from Taiwanese businesses covered by the survey, thanks to the approval by the State Council of a plan to employ experimental economic liberalization measures for Taiwanese businesses in that area.