Latest Matsu Islands Stories

2008-09-17 09:00:31

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Elizabeth Hsu] Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) - A Canadian scientist dedicated to the preservation of aquatic mammals urged the Taiwan government Wednesday to take immediate action to protect an isolated and endangered population of dolphins that is found only in the eastern Taiwan Strait. Peter S. Ross, a marine mammal toxicologist at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada, made the call at a press conference held...

2008-09-05 09:00:17

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Flor Wang] Taipei, Sept. 4 (CNA) - Chinese people will be soon allowed to enter Taiwan proper for tourism or business from the outlying Kinmen or Matsu islands, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Chairwoman Lai Shin- yuan announced Thursday. "From late this month, Chinese tourists or professionals verified as such by both sides will be permitted to enter Taiwan proper from the two islands," Lai said at a news conference...

2008-06-17 12:00:22

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Lilian Wu] Taipei, June 17 (CNA) - Premier Liu Chao-shiuan said Tuesday [17 June] that his Cabinet will announce June 19 a full opening of the links for travel by sea to China via Kinmen and Matsu, with immediate effect. The premier said that since direct cross-strait transportation links, commonly known as the "mini links," were launched in 2001 between Taiwan's Kinmen and Matsu islands and China's Fujian province,...

2007-10-08 18:23:55

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwanese and mainland Chinese conservationists are joining hands to save an endangered sea bird from extinction by urging fishermen to stop collecting and eating the birds' eggs, a Taiwanese birdwatcher said Monday. The Chinese crested tern - white with a black-and-white crest - migrates to eastern Chinese coasts between May and September, Taiwanese conservationists say. It's thought the birds fly there to escape the heat in South Asia, although they have not been seen...

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