Located on the southeast coast of China, opposite Taiwan across the Taiwan Strait, the island port city of Xiamen, China, is one of the first four original "special economic zones" of China. As such, it benefits from more market-oriented policies and less bureaucratic oversight than the rest of the country. The Chinese word Xiamen means "door to house," referring to the city's ages-old function as a gateway to the rest of the country.
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