In all the hoopla last week, I guess I missed this piece of news:
The county head (head? leader?) for Kinmen proposed re-defining Kinmen as a “one country two systems experimental district”. He makes it clear that he’s not proposing a model that’s identical to the Hong Kong or Macau model. His primary goal are economic and development advantages: free transport of people and goods; closer economic cooperation and lower tariffs, etc.
He believes thinking of Kinmen is as a “mainland coastal island with a long history of Taiwanese legal administration” is the right way out. He believes it’s an ideal test-bed for measuring the effectiveness of “one country, two systems” when applied to Taiwan.