Historical Materials Related to Kinmen and Matsu Properties Incorporated into Management Kinmen and Matsu have been on the front line of the confrontation across the Taiwan Strait for a long time. In June 1956, the Executive Yuan decreed the Experimental Measures for Military Administration in Kinmen and Matsu Regions. Starting July 1956, Kinmen and Matsu areas were listed as an experimental area for military administration, and a military government was implemented therein. Accordingly, the Council of Government Affairs was established, respectively, under Kinmen Defense Headquarters and Matsu Garrison Headquarters, as the commanding and supervising agencies of government affairs in the area, to facilitate military dispatching and commanding. In May 1991, the government of the Republic of China announced the termination of the period of national mobilization of suppressing the communist rebellion, while announcing that domestic politics was entering a new stage. In November 1992, military administration was also dissolved in the Kinmen region, accordingly. Before the termination of military administration, national lands in Kinmen County, Fujian Province, was managed by the Kinmen County Government, as an acting administrator, in accordance with the provisions of Article 57 of the Rules for Managing Public Properties in Kinmen and Matsu Regions. At that time, national lands in Lienchiang County (Matsu) were not registered yet. In response to the dissolution of military administration, through the order in Letter No. Tai-(82)-Cai-zi-21251 dated June 28, 1993, the Executive Yuan designated Kinmen County and Lienchiang County of Fujian Province as an area for the implementation of the National Property Act starting July 1, 1993, where national properties in Kinmen and Matsu areas must be kept, used, managed, and disposed of in accordance with the National Property Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Meanwhile, business operations should be presided over by permanent agencies. At the time, the draft of the General Provisions for the Organization of Regional Branches of the National Property Bureau was in the deliberation process of the Legislative Yuan, which included the organizational structure of the regional branches to be set up in the Kinmen region. In order to handle the needs of national property business and take care of the rights and interests of the people in the Kinmen area, the National Property Bureau (NPB) decided to set up a temporary task-oriented office in Quemoy, and formulated and reported the Proposal for the Establishment of the Kinmen Office of the National Property Bureau of the Ministry of Finance to the Executive Yuan for approval. Accordingly, the Executive Yuan approved the establishment of the “Kinmen Office of the National Property Bureau of the Ministry of Finance” via Letter No. Tai-(83)-Cai-zi-05454 dated February 15, 1994. At the same time, the Legislative Yuan was informed accordingly via Letter No. Tai-(83)-Cai-zi-05455 from the Executive Yuan. On July 17, 1994, the Kinmen Office of the National Property Bureau officially kicked off its operations, the task organization of which was directly under the National Property Bureau, which consisted of Director and Deputy Director, one each. Mr. Guo Wu-Bo, Director of the Northern Region Office of the National Property Bureau, also served as the first Director of the Kinmen Office; and Mr. Liu Qing-Hui, Deputy Director of Northern Region Office of the National Property Bureau, also served as the Deputy Director of the Kinmen Office. Under the Kinmen Office, there were three sections which handled the national property business of Kinmen and Lienchiang counties. After the completion of the legislative process, the General Provisions for the Organization of Regional Branches of the National Property Bureau was promulgated on April 16, 1997 under the order of the President. Accordingly, the National Property Bureau formulated the classification standards for the regional branches of the National Property Bureau, and the proposal for establishing the regional branches of the National Property Bureau, which were reported to the Executive Yuan for approval. Subsequently, such standards and proposals were approved by the Executive Yuan via Letter No. Tai-(87)-Cai-zi-18512 dated April 1, 1998. The former Kinmen Office of National Property Bureau was reorganized into Kima Sub-Office, which was subordinate to the Northern Region Office of the National Property Bureau. On June 8, 1998, the Kima Sub-Office of the National Property Bureau was officially established, and an office opening ceremony was held. The office consisted of one Director, one Specialist, and 3 to 5 staff. Mr. Liu Ding-Chang, Section Leader of the Northern Region Office of the National Property Bureau, was promoted to serve as the first Director of the Kima Regional Branch, continuing to provide services to fellow folks in the township and government agencies at all levels. On January 1, 2013, the National Property Bureau was reorganized into the National Property Administration. On the same day, the North Regional Office and the Kima Sub-Office was adjusted into the Northern Region Branch and the Kima Office. The inclusion of the Kinmen-Matsu region into the scope of implementation of the National Property Act witnessed the history of the dissolution of the military administration in the Kinmen -Matsu region, which also involved the organizational adjustment of the National Property Administration itself. After the inclusion of the Kinmen -Matsu area into the scope of implementation of the National Property Act, services offered by the National Property Administration became more complete.