Taiwan in considering building a bridge that will link the island to the mainland, in a further sign of warming cross-Strait relations, AFP reported. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou asked Taiwn’s top economic planners to conduct a feasibility study for the bridge while visiting Kinmen, a Taiwan-controlled island group off the mainland. The bridge would link Kinmen to the southeastern mainland city of Xiamen and would cost up to US$390.5 million. However, officials from Ma’s administration said the Taiwanese leader did not order the construction of the bridge as he is awaiting the results of the study.
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