Monday, October 24, 2005

Kinmen Island

Today is the 56th anniversary of the Battle of Kuningtou. In honor of this great victory of the ROC Army, read a superbly-written explanation of the significance of Kinmen (Quemoy) Island by Jerome Keating.

For those of you wondering where you have seen reference of this battle before, it was probably here. I've previously used Kuningtou to explain why fishing boats will not play a decisive role in a possible Chinese invasion of Taiwan (explained further here). Michael Turton's counter-example is Hainan Island, which you can read about here. We report... You decide.