The government in Taipei said earlier this week that Taiwan’s
telecommunication companies will be allowed to join with Chinese
companies in installing cables under the Taiwan Strait.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said
telecommunications between Taiwan and China currently rely on
international undersea cables or satellites, often routed to third
locations, that are not ideal in terms of either cost or technology.
MOTC said that this has made it necessary to install a submarine cable
that exclusively connects the two sides of the Strait.
FocusTaiwan reported telecom companies can apply to build new
cross-Strait cables after the National Communications Commission
completes amendments of related laws.