Quemoy


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Que·moy

 (kĭ-moi′) In Pinyin Jin·men (jĭn′mĕn′)
A group of 2 islands and 12 islets off southeast China in Taiwan Strait. The islands are heavily fortified and have been administered, along with Matsu, by Taiwan since 1949.

Quemoy

(kɛˈmɔɪ)
n
(Placename) an island in Formosa Strait, off the SE coast of China: administratively part of Taiwan. Pop (with associated islets): 80 000 (latest est). Area: 130 sq km (50 sq miles)

Que•moy

(kɪˈmɔɪ)

n.
an island off the SE coast of China, in the Taiwan Strait: administered by Taiwan. 61,305; 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
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For instance, in his case study on the 1958 Quemoy Crisis, he finds that Mao Zedong's decision to shell the offshore islands in the Taiwan Strait was driven by his need to mobilize the Chinese people to support his Great Leap Forward policy.
Our side feels that 'one China' should refer to the Republic of China, which was founded in 1912 and has continued to exist to the present; its sovereignty extends to the whole of China, but at present its governing power only extends to Taiwan, the Penghu Islands, Quemoy and Matsu.
Mao's China, more internally distracted and less militarily capable, was generally content with making noise, though her intervention against America in Korea, and the shelling of Quemoy and Matsu, briefly threatened Far Eastern war.
He is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering in National Quemoy University, Kinmen, Taiwan.
The Republic of China is located in South-Eastern Asia and consists of Taiwan and other 85 islands including Penghu Liedao, Quemoy and Matsu (Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu islands).
In "The Battle of Quemoy: The Amphibious Assault That Held the Postwar Military Balance in the Taiwan Strait," Maochun Miles Yu tells the story of the disastrous 1949 attempt by the People's Republic of China to dislodge a substantial Kuomintang force from the island of Quemoy, strategically situated just offshore of the port of Amoy, the natural embarkation point for an eventual invasion of Taiwan contemplated at the time by Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong.
The list includes President Eisenhower in 1954 during a standoff with China over the islands of Quemoy and Matsu in the Taiwan Straits, and with the USSR in 1959 over Soviet-occupied Berlin; President Kennedy during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis; President Johnson when contemplating whether a strike might prevent China from developing nuclear weapons; and President Nixon during the Vietnam War and at three other times he later mentioned without giving details.
Department of Information Management, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan//Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Quemoy University, Taiwan//Department of Information Management, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan//ifliuG@gmail.
14) As NSC staffer Robert Komer wrote in a memo to Bundy concerning the representation issue and the defense of Quemoy and Matsu, "most Free World countries will no longer support us on these issues.
A state-run brothel on the military base of Quemoy during the Cold War reps a scintillating microcosm of Taiwanese history in Doze Niu Chen-zer's beautifully acted, achingly romantic "Paradise in Service.
The definition did not include the offshore islands of Quemoy and Matsu (only a few miles off the mainland) or other islands claimed by Taiwan.
Although others have written on the importance of the U-2 aircraft in dispelling the "bomber gap" and "missile gap" between the US and Soviet military, Brugioni goes even further, exploring the use of imagery analysis to support US policy during crises and conflicts in the Suez, Hungary, Lebanon, Tibet, the Quemoy and Matsu Islands, Belgian Congo, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Israel.