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An island in the East China Sea off the southeast coast of mainland China. It remained a Nationalist stronghold after the Communist revolution of 1949 and is now administered by Taiwan.


(mætˈsuː) or


(Placename) an island group in Formosa Strait, off the SE coast of mainland China: belongs to Taiwan. Pop: 9800 (2007 est). Area: 44 sq km (17 sq miles)


(ˈmɑt su, ˈmæt-)

an island off the SE coast of China: administered by Taiwan. 11,000; 17 sq. mi. (44 sq. km).
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The western outer islands of Taiwan, including Kinmen and Matsu will see partial fog or low clouds, which will affect visibility.
When Matsu encounters an injured child and leads the boy home, it starts the beginning of a friendship with the family after his father, Captain Kotaro Yoshioka, is impressed by Matsu's kindness.
It even has the Japanese version by Takako Matsu if you're so inclined to sing it.
The attack by German U-Boat U-63 happened on May 4, 1917 when the Transylvania, taken over as a troopship after completion in 1914, was sailing from Marseille to Alexandria, Egypt, being escorted by the Japanese destroyers Matsu and Sakaki.
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According to the Atomic Energy Council, the country's top nuclear power regulator, several potential host rock areas are being evaluated, including the granite strata of the Taiwan-controlled island groups of Kinmen and Matsu and rock formations in the greater Nan'ao area in southern Yilan county.
with the Japanese ambassador Matsu Ba Yasi and his assistant Sue Takaha, the cultural and political situation in Iraq.
But, Fruit Arrangements by Design does deliveries throughout Alaska, including to Eagle River, Chugiak, the MatSu Valley, and delivers through GoldStreak to select cities in Alaska.
The Agreement between Singapore and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu, on Economic Partnership (ASTEP) covers areas such as trade in goods, trade in services, investment, dispute settlement, e-commerce, government procurement and customs procedures.
The weapon, called Ray Ting 2000 or "Thunder 2000", went into service for the first time on Matsu island and could reach China's Fujian province across the Taiwan Strait, the United Evening News cited sources as saying.
The story begins with Himiko, a young female shaman, returning to her Matsu village only to find destruction.
Ltd, with Chunghwa Telecom to construct the Taiwan Penghu Kinmen Matsu No.