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Kinmen island of Kinmen begins importing water from China

Water from Jinjiang in China's Fujian province began flowing through the 16-kilometer (10-mile) -long pipeline yesterday under a 30-year contract.


PTI Last Updated at 06 Aug 2018, 14:08 IST Taiwan
Kinmen island of Kinmen begins importing water from China
  • The island about three times the size of Manhattan has long been short of water and hordes of tourists have put an extra strain on supplies. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Taiwanese-controlled island of Kinmen located just off the Chinese coast has begun importing water from its neighbor via a pipeline despite heightened tensions between the two sides.

Water from Jinjiang in China's Fujian province began flowing through the 16-kilometer (10-mile) -long pipeline yesterday under a 30-year contract.

The island about three times the size of Manhattan has long been short of water and hordes of tourists have put an extra strain on supplies.

The move shows how trade and other non-political ties have been relatively unaffected by the diplomatic freeze instituted two years ago by China, which claims Taiwan as a part of its territory to be annexed by force if necessary.

Kinmen was retained by Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists as they fled the Communist takeover of the mainland in 1949.(

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