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Great Seas, Small Boats Travel: Crossing the Taiwan Strait
A chemistry teacher from the Sichuan province of China plans to put his glue-making skills to the ultimate test: He's planning to set sail across the Taiwan Strait in a six-foot-long paper boat on October 31.
Teacher Zhu Yalin has made a similar--if shorter--journey before, taking a different paper boat 50 miles down the Mingjiang River in 2005. Perhaps surprisingly, he says this trip will be easier:
According to my observations and experience, the conditions in the Taiwan Strait are much better than the Mingjiang River. I am really looking forward to it.
That said, he's still planning to have a lifeboat along for the trip.