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    Spratly Islands Transnational Issues - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/spratly_islands/spratly_islands_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      all of the Spratly Islands are claimed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam; parts of them are claimed by Malaysia and the Philippines; in 1984, Brunei established an exclusive fishing zone that encompasses Louisa Reef in the southern Spratly Islands but has not publicly claimed the reef; claimants in November 2002 signed the "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea," which has eased tensions but falls short of a legally binding "code of conduct"; in March 2005, the national oil companies of China, the Philippines, and Vietnam signed a joint accord to conduct marine seismic activities in the Spratly Islands


      NOTE: The information regarding Spratly Islands on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Spratly Islands Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Spratly Islands Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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