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Kinmen,

island group, Taiwan: see 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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Strategic ambiguity can be traced to the first Taiwan Strait crisis of 1954-55 when the Eisenhower administration deliberately adopted an ambiguous policy with regard to the defense of Jinmen (Quemoy) and Mazu (Matsu).
Several incidents--one involving the joint Sino-Soviet long-wave radio station, another the joint Sino-Soviet submarine fleet idea, a third the PRC's shelling of Jinmen in the second half of the year--strained bilateral relations.
Indeed, 1993 was the year that the ROC began claiming exclusive sovereignty over the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Jinmen, and Mazu (Sheng 2001, 17).
Lo que es mas: las autoridades de Beijing prometen facilitar los tramites para quienes quieran visitar Taiwan, de manera que los chinos continentales podran ir a la isla de Formosa a traves de las insulas de Jinmen, Mazu y Penghu.
However Wong Wan Sue was already busy in the Jinmen School, and besides, he had to attend English class in the evening; therefore, we as one nominated Wong Chew Ng and turned over all submitted entries to him to evaluate, although sometimes I also offered my opinion.
17) This point is made quite clear in the advice given by one of the Mingzheng Tang's deities to a troubled tang-ki from the island of Jinmen who was unsure of the authenticity of his own trances.
12/2000 Taiwan government proclaimed "exchanges in shipping, mail and trade" between Jinmen island, Masu island, and Fuzhou and Xiamen ports of Chinese Mainland.
So, on January 1, 1979, the PRC declared that it would no longer bombard the remote islands like Jinmen and Mazu which are under the ROC's jurisdiction.
More than a year later, there has been some progress in cross-Strait relations, such as the `three mini-links' of direct trade, transport and postal services between the Taiwan-held island groups of Jinmen (Quemoy) and Matsu and mainland ports.
A PLA invasion of a medium-sized, better defended offshore island such as Matsu or Jinmen is within China's capabilities.
However, KMT forces stubbornly held on to Jinmen and Matsu, as well as a few additional islands such as Taiping (Itu Aba) in the South China Sea.