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Taiwan residents may visit China via Kinmen, Matsu after June 19

Taiwan residents may visit China via Kinmen, Matsu after June 19

Taiwan residents are expected to be allowed to travel to and from China via two Taiwan-controlled islands off the coast of southern China after a new measures are approved by the Cabinet on June 19, a Cabinet spokeswoman said Sunday.
Vanessa Yea-ping Shih, minister in charge of the Government Information Office, said the measures, which is under work by the Mainland Affairs Council, is supposed to be submitted to the Cabinet during its June 19 meeting.
She said the Cabinet could approve the measures, which is aimed to give Taiwan residents the access to the ferry boast services between Kinmen, Matsu and Chinese port cities of Xiamen and Mawei in Fujian Province, without seeking the legislature's endorsement.
For the time being, the ferry boat services are available only for residents on that two islands as well as Taiwan businesspeople operating in Fujian Province.
The governments of Kinmen and Matsu are eagerly soliciting Taiwan residents to travel to China through the two islands as Taiwan authorities are pushing for weekend charter flights between Taiwan and China which will inevitably undermine the status of Kinmen and Matsu as Taiwan's gateways to China.


Updated : 2021-05-10 01:20 GMT+08:00