Implementation of the “Experimental Measures for Military Administration in Kinmen and Matsu Regions” promulgated in June 1956.
This is the original draft of the “Experimental Measures for Military Administration in Kinmen and Matsu Regions” dated June 1956. The Measures were promulgated on June 23, 1956, after being drafted by the Ministry of National Defense and reported to the Executive Yuan for revision and approval, as the basis for the implementation of military administration in Kinmen and Matsu. The first article of the Measures clearly stated that in order to meet wartime needs and unify military and political command, the Kinmen and Matsu regions were designated as experimental areas for military administration. In addition, there were several important provisions in the Measures for the Fujian Provincial Government, which would create a significant impact. In accordance with Article 8, the Fujian Provincial Government would be temporarily relocated to Taiwan, and would be responsible for researching the recovery plans of the various regions of the province during the period of military administration, and did not need to handle military administrative affairs. As a result, the Fujian Provincial Government relocated to Taiwan in July 1956. Articles 9 and 10 of the Measures provided for the abolition of the Office of the Administrative Inspector of the First District of Fujian Province and the temporary transfer of Changle and Luoyuan counties to the jurisdiction of the Lienchiang County Government, while the governments of Kinmen and Lienchiang counties would be under the command and supervision of their respective regional government committees. Therefore, the administrative authority of the Kinmen and Matsu regions under the Fujian Provincial Government was transferred to the local administrative affairs committees respectively.
Implementation of the “Experimental Measures for Military Administration in Kinmen and Matsu Regions” promulgated in June 1956. Source: National Archives Administration, National Development Council