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A symposium to mark the first voyage from the mainland to Taiwan to be recorded in history was held in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, over the weekend.
In 230 AD, General Wei Wen of the Wu Kingdom in the period of the Three Kingdoms (220-280 AD) led a fleet consisting of more than 30 boats, which carried about 10,000 soldiers, on a journey from the mainland to Taiwan. They stayed on the island for a year.
The Taizhou government disclosed at the symposium that it plans to develop a theme park in the city to commemorate the historic event.
Pan Guoping, professor of maritime law at the Chongqing-based Southwest University of Political Science and Law, said Wei Wen's voyage shows the existence of early ties between the mainland and Taiwan and is important evidence of China's right to sovereignty over the island.