Tungyin Defense Command
Tungyin Island is located 145km northwest of Keelung port. The Matsu Islands are comprised of Hsijiu, Tungjiu, Nangan, Beigan, Gaudeng, Dachiu, Hsiaochiu, Liangdau, Shiyin, Tungyin, and a few small islets located near Minjian, Lianjian, and Luoyuan Wan, Fujian Province, China. In Tungyin one will find fantastic rock formations and the Tungyin branch of the Matsu Distillery. The Tungyin coastline is an especially renowned spot because of the size of the fish that have been caught there. It is also a very beautiful coastline.
Tungyin Defense Commandis comprised of one infantry brigades and also has one company from the 101st Amphibious Reconnaisance Battalion.
Tungyin used to be the headquarters of the army's "Anti-communist and Country Salvation Corps" for nearly four decades. The corps was deactivated in 1998 as part of the services-wide "Ching Shih" personnel streamlining project.
In March 2000 mainland fishermen were reported to have surrounded the Tungyin islet with metal ships, after the government considered liberalizing the "small three direct links" for Kinmen and Matsu.
In March 2001 it was reported that up to 50 Tien Chi missiles had been deployed at two sites: Tungyin Island, and an unidentified second location. Those on Tungyin Island were said to be housed in silos and protected by batteries of Tien Kung 2 SAMs.
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