- an island off the SE coast of China, in the Taiwan Strait: controlled by Taiwan. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for quemoy
Was it really about islands named Quemoy and Matsu or the missile gap?Cheesy Grits, Y’all: In Defense of Mitt Romney’s Political Pandering
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In the fall of 1954 they attacked Quemoy and Matsu, the same two islands they are attacking now.
Now I assure you that no American boy will be asked by me to fight just for Quemoy.
Also, Chinese Communists have been using their naval craft to try to break up the supplying of Quemoy with its 125,000 people.
Some misguided persons have said that Quemoy is nothing to become excited about.
If the Chinese Communists have decided to risk a war, it is not because Quemoy itself is so valuable to them.
- an island in Formosa Strait, off the SE coast of China: administratively part of Taiwan. Pop (with associated islets): 80 000 (latest est). Area: 130 sq km (50 sq miles)