Pingtan island is physically the closest point in mainland China to Taiwan and may have a role in Beijing’s plan to reclaim the self-governing island it considers a rogue province. Photo: AFP Pingtan island is physically the closest point in mainland China to Taiwan and may have a role in Beijing’s plan to reclaim the self-governing island it considers a rogue province. Photo: AFP
Pingtan island is physically the closest point in mainland China to Taiwan and may have a role in Beijing’s plan to reclaim the self-governing island it considers a rogue province. Photo: AFP
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Beijing prepares to build airport on reclaimed land near Taiwan amid rising tension across strait

  • US$463 million airport planned between islets of Dasha and Xiaosha, off Pingtan county, is part of Beijing’s programme to integrate infrastructure with Taiwan
  • During a visit in March, President Xi Jinping told officials in Fujian to ‘be bold in exploring new paths for integrated cross-strait development’

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Pingtan island is physically the closest point in mainland China to Taiwan and may have a role in Beijing’s plan to reclaim the self-governing island it considers a rogue province. Photo: AFP Pingtan island is physically the closest point in mainland China to Taiwan and may have a role in Beijing’s plan to reclaim the self-governing island it considers a rogue province. Photo: AFP
Pingtan island is physically the closest point in mainland China to Taiwan and may have a role in Beijing’s plan to reclaim the self-governing island it considers a rogue province. Photo: AFP
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