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Taiwan Strait

The Taiwan Strait or Taiwan Straits is a 180-km wide stretch of water in between mainland China and the island of Taiwan. The strait is part of the South China Sea, and connects it to East China Sea to the northeast. The narrowest part is 131-km.

Fujian of Mainland is to the west of the strait, where important islands like Quemoy, Amoy, Haitan Island, and Matsu Islands are nearby. To the east is the west coast of Taiwan, and the Pescadores. The islander fishermen use the strait as a fishing resource.

Min and Jiulong Rivers empty into the strait.

See also: Geography of China

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