Tourist: There are many small islands around Kinmen. Besides Little Kinmen, are there any other important popular islands?
Tour Guide: Yes, there are. Dadan and Erdan Islands are two of them.
Tourists:Where are these two islands situated(1)?
Tour Guide:They are off the shore of Little Kinmen and on the sea-route to Xiamen Harbor.
Tourist:The location must have great significance.
Tour Guide:Yes, of course. The two islands were so close to Xiamen that they acted as a blockade(2) as well as a defense during the war. They provided an effective defense in the sea.
Tourist:I am really expecting to visit there.
Tour Guide:Oh, I don't think this will happen, because they are still guarded by our military forces, and soldiers are the only inhabitants.(3) Civilians(4) are not allowed there before the islands are opened to tourists.
Tourist:You disappoint me!
Tour Guide:Oh, come on! Don't be so disappointed! Although landing is not possible, I will take you to the area surrounding Dadan and Erdan islands, where you can enjoy sightseeing from the boat. You can also enjoy the company of the mainlanders(5) at sea.
Tourist:Sounds great. But how?
Tour Guide: Well, tourists from the mainland similarly take boats from Xiamen to visit this mysterious area. When both sides meet each other, almost everybody exchanges greetings at sea.
Tourist:Really interesting! Any other spots worth seeing on the islands?
Tour Guide:I will introduce you to "Dadan Broadcasting Post" and eight huge Chinese characters meaning "Reunification of China under Three Principles of the People" responding to another eight characters on the opposite side in Xiamen meaning "Reunification of China under One Country Two Systems".
Tourist:Please remember to show me at that time.