Fortified Taiwan Island Seeks Gateway To China

From AFP:

Taiwan’s fortified island of Kinmen has lain for decades on the frontline against China, but now the landmines are being dug up as Taipei seeks to turn the page in relations with Beijing.

Artillery guns still point toward the easily visible Chinese mainland and anti-tank barriers still dot the shoreline, spoiling what in another country might be an overrun tourist hotspot.

With fears of a conflict receding and the government keen to promote trade, Kinmen has found a new status as a bridgehead for limited direct links between Taiwan and China.

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