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Favorite Fujian tourist sites , in order: Xiamen Quanzhou Longyan Hakka earthen houses Wuyi mountain Ningde
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Prescription or Subscription? An English teacher corrected a student who said he had gotten a "prescription" for Common Talk at the post office. "You should say 'subscription,' the teacher said. But I think 'prescription' was okay too, because a weekly dose of Common Talk is just what the doctor ordered for Chinese and foreigners who want to know what's happening, and why (or why not).

In my home with the Common Talk Team that translated the guidebook Discover Gulangyu I love studying Xiamen and Fujian's history, but to keep abreast with what's happening today, I read Common Talk. Common Talk has even helped me with my books (they translated "Discover Gulangyu" and CT photographer Yao Fan has provided many photographs). CT is helping people abroad as well. The last issue had a page with old black and white photographs submitted by an Overseas Chinese seeking his roots. CT is helping both Laowai and Laonei--but CT also needs your help as well! Common Talk needs YOU!  As reader, writer, language consultant, deng deng

Common Talk Needs You! Become part of Team Commontalk, not just as reader but as writer. CT is always seeking input from the Xiamen community in the form of articles, or 300- to 400-word "Opinion" pieces, or attend their weekly English Club (Xiamen's largest).

Post Offices sell Common Talk. They also offer Common Talk "prescriptions" for your weekly dose of the latest news on not just Xiamen but the rest of China (they even throw in some news from back on earth as well). Click for Common Talk Website.

The "Official" Introduction to Common Talk Ms. Yayu Wu, Editor of Commontalk by Common Talk Editorial Team
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Xiamen Daily Common Talk Weekly is Fujian’s only bilingual weekly, and the first bilingual publication in China from a state-owned newspaper. Common Talk’s mission is to showcase Xiamen and Fujian with an international style that suits Xiamen’s cosmopolitan readers. With local news, interviews and modern lifestyle reports, Common Talk is a record of Fujian’s economic development, but it also serves to synthesize Chinese and western culture and promote a harmonious society. For both Chinese and overseas readers, it is an important window on Xiamen and southern China.

Award Ceremony for Common Talk activity In the four years since its foundation, Common Talk has built a name for itself and has become one of the many attractive features of the beautiful city of Xiamen. Common Talk has been chosen as English language media partner by CIFIT (China International Fair for Investment & Trade), the World Choir Games, Xiamen International Tourism Festival, Xiamen International Marathon, Xiamen International Optoelectronics Exhibition and the Xiamen International Forum for Coastal Cities. In this capacity, Common Talk provides international visitors with the best in international information. It is a visitor’s most direct route to understanding Chinese cities. Since February 2006, Common Talk has also had its own international publication number, and with orders from Xiamen’s eleven sister cities, Common Talk is now read in ten different countries on five continents.
Back to Top AmoyMagic Guide to Xiamen and FujianMs. Vivian Zhang Star Investigative Journalist!  Congratulations on her new baby!

On Gulangyu with the Common Talk Team that translated Discover Gulangyu guidebook At the same time, Common Talk provides high quality study materials and organizes a range of activities for Chinese learners interested in English and the international scene: English speech contests, youth talent competitions, reader surveys and readers’ days, bilingual writing competitions, the 100th edition celebrations… Our English Club, with weekly events, has been running for two years and is Xiamen’s largest and most important English learning organization. The first time Common Talk organized the Fujian heats of the national Star of Outlook English talent contest, Fujian ranked seventh in the nation. Common Talk was also recognized as a top organizer by CCTV and the Beijing Olympic Committee.

Common Talk Activity with Chinese and foreignersWith these two major markets, Common Talk has attracted attention from all over China. Common Talk’s remarkable growth and the events it has hosted have been covered in interviews and special reports in the China News and Press Newspaper, China Press Journal, the Xinhua News Agency and Fujian Education TV.
Common Talk: a visitor’s guide to a pleasurable stay in Xiamen, a learner’s companion in making their English dreams come true.

Common Talk activity with foreigners and Chinese Dr. Bill Brown has been one of Common Talk’s staunchest supporters and readers, and we are pleased to work with him in presenting Xiamen to the world and the world to Xiamen.
By the Common Talk Editorial Team
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TRAVEL LINKS Hakka Earthen architecture Favorite Fujian Sites Photographs of Fuhken places like Zhangzhou, Longyan, Ningde, Sanming, Wuyi MountainFujian Foto Album AmoyMagic-- Travel , Resident and Business Guide to Xiamen and FujianXiamen Gulangyu Kulangyu Kolongsoo Kolongsu KulongsuGulangyu Guide to Fukien Fuhken Fujian Guides Mystic Quanzhou -- the fabled port of Zayton ( or Zaytun Zaitun Zaiton ) from which Marco Polo sailed,  Sinbad the Arab visited.  ChinchewQuanzhou Zhangzhou  changchow Zhangzhou Longyan Yongding Liancheng Changting Amoy Tigers LianchengLongyan Wuyi Mountain Guide Zhuxi  tea Wuyi Mtn Ningde Taimu Mountain ZhouningNingde Putian Fujian Xianyou Mazu TemplePutian Sanming Scenic Wonderland Mingxi Gem bed rubies Sanming
Zhouning Carp VillageZhouning
Hakka Earthen architecture Taimu Mtn. Hakka Earthen architecture Roundhouses Fujian covered wooden bridgesBridges Hakka Earthen architecture Jiangxi Hakka Earthen architecture Guilin Help Build an online  community for foreigners.  Join the Xiamen Guide forumOrder Books
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Gulangyu Kulangyu Kolongsoo Kolongsu Kulongsu

Guide to Xiamen University Historic and modern, including departments -- Arts Science computers mathematics accounting management law department etc.Xiamen Univ

Mystic Quanzhou -- the fabled port of Zayton ( or Zaytun Zaitun Zaiton ) from which Marco Polo sailed,  Sinbad the Arab visited.  Chinchew

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