April 1991, the Ministry of National Defense reported to the Executive Yuan on the continuation of martial law in the Kinmen-Matsu region.
On May 1, 1991, President Lee Teng-hui announced the end of the “Period of National Mobilization for Suppression of the Communist Rebellion”, however, the military administration in the Kinmen-Matsu region did not end with the cessation of the period of mobilization. This exhibit is on the report to the Executive Yuan by the Ministry of National Defense in a letter dated April 25, 1991. Based on national security considerations, it was recommended that martial law should continue to be declared in the offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu after the termination of the military administration. The case was approved by Executive Yuan Premier Hau Pei-tsun, and on April 29, 1991, an official response was issued to the Ministry of National Defense, granting the Ministry permission for the highest level Commanders of the Kinmen and Matsu regions to declare martial law in accordance with Article 3 of the Martial Law. Subsequently, on April 30, 1991, the Kinmen Defense Command and Matsu Defense Command issued martial law orders respectively, declaring temporary martial law as of May 1, 1991. It was reported to the Executive Yuan by the Ministry of National Defense and forwarded to the President on May 6, 1991. It was sent to the Legislative Yuan for ratification, and the Legislative Yuan resolved the ratification on June 1 of the same year. After that, in line with the “Regional Safety and Guidance Regulations for Kinmen, Matsu, Dongsha, Nansha”, which came into effect on November 7, 1992, the Ministry of National Defense terminated military administration in the Kinmen and Matsu regions on the same day.
April 1991, the Ministry of National Defense reported to the Executive Yuan on the continuation of martial law in the Kinmen-Matsu region. Source: Executive Yuan