Passengers enjoy resumed ferries to Kinmen, Matsu

BEIJING: From Jan 7 to Sunday, more than 3,200 passengers took the ferry between the coastal areas of East China’s Fujian province and the outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu, which are administered by Taiwan, according to the Taiwan affairs authority of Fujian.
The ferry routes — which resumed on Jan 7 after being suspended for nearly three years — are important for residents of the outlying islands to travel to the mainland.
Ferries operating between Fujian’s Xiamen and Kinmen carried more than 3,000 passengers on 46 trips, and ferries between the provincial capital Fuzhou and Matsu transported over 230 passengers on 10 trips, according to the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Fujian provincial government.
Over the weekend, Song Tao, head of both the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, visited Xiamen to learn about the ferry operations.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item