By News Xinhuanet

The first undersea telecommunication cables linking Taiwan and the Chinese mainland started operating on Tuesday, the primary company behind the project said.

The two optical fiber cables, linking the city of Xiamen in southeast China's Fujian Province and Kinmen Island, will serve as a cross-Strait “information highway,” said Wang Xiaochu, board chairman of China Telecom, the primary builder and operator of the line.

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