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Traveling may be possible to China via Kinmen, Matsu

Traveling may be possible to China via Kinmen, Matsu

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 June 19 when the Cabinet is likely to approve relevant new measures, a Cabinet spokeswoman said Sunday.
Vanessa Yea-ping Shih, minister in charge of the Government Information Office, said the measures, which are being drafted by the Mainland Affairs Council, are due to be submitted to the Cabinet during its June 19 meeting.
She said the Cabinet can approve the measures, which are aimed at giving Taiwan residents access to the existing ferry boast services between Kinmen, Matsu and the 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 to residents of the two offshore islands and to Taiwan businesspeople operating in Fujian Province.


Updated : 2021-01-20 08:58 GMT+08:00