In the Taiwan Strait, tensions leave Kinmen with piles of garbage

The Take

Sep 25 2023 • 18 mins

The archipelago of Kinmen in the Strait of Taiwan is small, barely visible on a map. Despite being under Taiwanese governance, it’s actually closer to the shores of mainland China, only a 30-minute ferry ride away. It’s been dealing with a garbage problem, with tons of trash washing up on its shores. But Kinmen has long been dealing with the consequences of Beijing and Taipei’s conflict, including recent military activity. So, where does this geopolitical dispute leave the Kinmenese?

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You can find more of Frederick’s reporting from Kinmen, including pictures from the islands,here.

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