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(mä`dzo͞o`), Taiwanese island, in the East China Sea, off Fujian prov., China, E of Fuzhou, and c.100 mi (160 km) from Taiwan. Along with QuemoyQuemoy
, Chin. Chinmen, Kinmen, or Jinmen, Taiwanese island group (1990 pop. 81,479), Taiwan Strait, just off Fujian prov., China, and c.150 mi (240 km) W of Taiwan.
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, it remained a Chinese Nationalist outpost after the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949. The People's Republic of China began bombarding the island again in 1958, but the deployment of the U.S. 7th Fleet prevented an escalation of the hostilities. After 1990 Taiwan reduced the military forces stationed on Matsu, civilian rule was restored in 1993, and restrictions on travel to the island were ended in 1994. Limited direct travel to and trade with the mainland has been permitted since Jan., 2001.


A common Japanese pine; used in house construction.


, Mazu
an island group in Formosa Strait, off the SE coast of mainland China: belongs to Taiwan. Pop.: 3145 (1990 est.). Area: 44 sq. km (17 sq. miles)
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Implementing agency : Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education Gangnam Matsu Elementary School
Chen Teng-chin, the head of Yilan County's Environmental Protection Bureau, contended, however, that none of the sites being studied in Kinmen and Matsu are suitable for a permanent waste disposal site because of the small scale of their rock beds.
The activists said they are trying to bring the statute of Matsu, the goddess of the sea, to the island so people can go there and worship.
Lien disclosed that Singapore and Taiwan might sign the Agreement between Singapore and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Partnership (ASTEP) before the end of this year, while New Zealand might also follow suit to ink the Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) with Taiwan about the same time.
On July 7, residents of Matsu, a cluster of islands northwest of Taiwan, voted in a referendum to host casino resorts.
The 22 papers selected from the conference discuss such topics as Castle Pinckney, the structural assessment of heritage buildings, opportunities and strategies for an urban regeneration around fortifications in the Spanish city of Cadiz, reinventing the Brooklyn Navy Yard: a national model for sustainable urban industrial job creation, transforming a Cold War military heritage site into a new tourist destination in Taiwan's Matsu Archipelago, and the territorial relationship of heritage defense sites and military bases.
Takako Matsu (right) calmly states her case above the classroom din: two of her 13-year-old pupils killed her little girl, but the law has no power to punish them.
Matsu is also located just a few miles off another major port of China.
Matsu said that, although he had heard about the murder before, he couldn't recognize Garipoglu while they were having a conversation.
He is survived by his companion of 25 years, Matsu Bowers; a stepdaughter, Chiisai Esposito of Fitchburg; three step-grandchildren, Gina and Edward Esposito and Amanda Baker; and two step-great-grandchildren, Tayla and Dominic Caissey, both of whom were also his Godchildren.
The agency quoted Wang Yuci, deputy head of the State Post Bureau of China, as saying that Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Xi'an, Nanjing and Chengdu in the Chinese mainland, and Taipei, Kaohsiung, Keelung, Kinmen and Matsu of Taiwan were selected as regional distribution centers for the service.