There are Taiwanese military experts who call Kinmen an Asian Crimea. The island group belongs to Taiwan, but lies just a few kilometers off the Chinese mainland. It is so vulnerable there that many in Taiwan consider it indefensible. Some fear that an offshore island like Kinmen could one day be used by Beijing to test how the international community will react in the event of aggression against Taiwan. But so far China has been pursuing a different tactic. Beijing is working on gradually integrating Kinmen.

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