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Coordinates: 24°27′21″N 118°13′37″E / 24.4557079°N 118.2269356°E / 24.4557079; 118.2269356

Shi Islet
Native name:
獅嶼
远望狮屿 - Lion Islet - 2014.09 - panoramio.jpg
Shi Islet, as seen from Lesser Kinmen (Lieyu)
Geography
LocationLieyu Township, Kinmen County, Fujian, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Area0.0070 km2 (0.0027 sq mi)[1]
Administration
ProvinceFujian
CountyKinmen
Rural TownshipLieyu
Additional information
Time zone
Shi Islet is located in Taiwan
Shi Islet
Shi Islet
Location of Shi Islet

Shi Islet (Chinese: ; pinyin: Shī Yǔ; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: sai-sū)[2][3] (also Shi Yu[4], Shih Yü[5], Shiyu, Shiyu Islet,[6] and Lion Islet[7]) is an islet located northwest of Lesser Kinmen (Lieyu) in Lieyu Township, Kinmen County, Fujian Province, Republic of China (Taiwan).[8][7][9] The name of the islet was changed to the current name in 1960. The islet was originally named '鼠嶼' (pinyin: Shǔ Yǔ).[9] Military personnel are stationed on Shi Islet.[6] The islet appeared in the 2010 Japanese movie Liar Game: The Final Stage.[6]

At around 4 PM on August 19, 2016, a 23 year old Chinese man landed on Shi Islet after rowing from Amoy Island on a floating piece of polystyrene and was immediately arrested by the Shi Islet defense forces.[10][11]

On July 23, 2019, Ho Cheng (賀政), the new leader of the ROC Army Kinmen Defense Command (陸軍金門防衛指揮部), visited the soldiers on Shi Islet and Menghu Islet.[12]

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  1. ^ 行政面積. 金門縣政府民政處 Civil Affairs Department, Kinmen County Government (in Chinese). 29 January 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019. 外圍 島嶼 面積單位: (平方公里){...} 獅嶼 0.0070
  2. ^ "Geographic environment". Kinmen National Park. Retrieved 27 July 2019. The 12 islands and islets comprising {...} Shi islet {...}
  3. ^ Ruan Zhenyan, Dong Lin (2007). "Review of Xiamen-Kinmen Sea Area Management Seminar". Hein Online. p. 6. Retrieved 8 August 2019. Menghu Islet, Fuxing Islet and Shi Islet,CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Shi Yu (Approved - N) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  5. ^ Shih Yü (Variant - V) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. ^ a b c Huang Tzu-ti (15 October 2018). "A look at Taiwan's smallest military post". Taiwan News (in Chinese). Retrieved 9 August 2019. Shiyu is a tiny islet of Kinmen less than 1 square kilometer in size{...}Among the many islets that make up Kinmen is Taiwan's tiniest military post, Shiyu Islet (獅嶼), which is a mere 0.007 square kilometers in size.{...} Shiyu Islet is virtually a rock, with a 200 ping surface area. It is the smallest Taiwanese island with stationed military personnel. Shiyu appeared in the 2010 Japanese film “Liar Game: The Final Stage” due to its special location. The movie, a continuation of a popular television drama, portrays Shiyu as a clandestine military base.
  7. ^ a b Alan Taylor (8 October 2015). "Taiwan's Kinmen Islands, Only a Few Miles From Mainland China". The Atlantic. Retrieved 9 August 2019. Shiyu, or Lion Islet, part of Kinmen County, one of Taiwan’s offshore islands, seen in front of Xiamen, China, on September 8, 2015. Just off Kinmen’s shores, glass-walled high-rises wink from the booming mainland port of Xiamen in one of China's most prosperous provinces.
  8. ^ 金門縣土地段名代碼表 (in Chinese). Department of Land Administration. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2019. 地政事務所名稱(代碼) 金門(WA) 鄉鎮市區名稱(代碼) 烈嶼鄉(05){...}段 小段 代碼 備註{...}獅嶼 0255
  9. ^ a b 倪國炎 (17 October 2004). "金門六離島系列:二猛虎嶼和獅嶼島如其名". Epoch Times (in Chinese). Retrieved 9 August 2019. 獅嶼位於小金門西北方,與小金門湖井頭戰史館相距一千公尺,在六離島中面積最小,僅零點零零七平方公里,因此,在民國四十九年改名之前,名為鼠嶼。
  10. ^ 吳正庭 (20 August 2016). 坐浮球划漿偷渡 中國青年「夢幻」打工遭逮. Liberty Times (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  11. ^ 于郁金 (20 August 2016). 陸籍男子偷渡入境 岸巡與獅嶼駐軍聯手緝獲. 蕃薯藤 (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  12. ^ 李金生 (23 July 2019). 金防部指揮官賀政赴離島 慰勉戍守前哨官兵. China Times (in Chinese). Retrieved 9 August 2019. 金防部新任指揮官賀政中將今(23)日在政戰主任劉強華少將等人陪同下,專程赴獅嶼及猛虎嶼等離島慰勉戍守前哨的駐軍,特別關懷官兵平日生活和訓練情形。
 
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