China Proposes A Plan To Boost Taiwan’s Access To Coastal Fujian

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Taiwan’s Kinmen is located adjacent to the Chinese city of Xiamen [File: Ann Wang/Reuters]  

Al Jazeera: China unveils ‘special’ measures to boost Taiwan’s access to coastal Fujian  

Beijing has proposed transforming Fujian province into a zone for integrated development with Taiwan. 

China will take a number of “special” policy measures to improve access for Taiwanese enterprises to Fujian province across the Taiwan Strait, the Chinese state planner has announced, under a long-term cross-strait integrated development plan. 

China will deepen the integrated development of the Chinese city of Xiamen and Taiwan-controlled Kinmen islands, including the acceleration of gas, electricity and transportation links between the two, said Cong Liang, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, on Thursday.  

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WNU Editor: I lived and worked in this part of China in the 1980s. This is an idea that China (and some in Taiwan) have been pushing for decades. 

Update: Taiwan is saying no …. Taiwan rejects China’s integrated development plan as politicised cash grab (Reuters). 

China Proposes A Plan To Boost Taiwan’s Access To Coastal Fujian  

Fujian, Taiwan to enjoy closer bond as mainland unveils integration plan — CGTN

China unveils Taiwan economic ‘integration’ plan as warships conduct manoeuvres off coast — The Guardian

China offers Taiwan promises of economic opportunities while ramping up military drills near the island — FOX News

China unveils ‘blueprint’ for Taiwan integration while sending warships around the self-ruled island — CNN