The cable will connect Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian province, and the city of Danshuei in Taiwan, state-owned China Unicom said Friday.
The 160-mile cable is a collaborative effort initiated by Chinese mainland telecom companies with Taiwan-based telecoms, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The cable project, begun Nov. 6, 2012, will enhance cross-strait communication and free China and Taiwan from having to rely on international fiber-optic cables, China Unicom board chairman Chang Xiaobing said.
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