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    Taiwan Transnational Issues - 2006
    http://www.theodora.com/wfbcurrent/taiwan/taiwan_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      involved in complex dispute with China, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and possibly Brunei over the Spratly Islands; the 2002 "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea" has eased tensions but falls short of a legally binding "code of conduct" desired by several of the disputants; Paracel Islands are occupied by China, but claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam; in 2003, China and Taiwan became more vocal in rejecting both Japan's claims to the uninhabited islands of the Senkaku-shoto (Diaoyu Tai) and Japan's unilaterally declared exclusive economic zone in the East China Sea where all parties engage in hydrocarbon prospecting

      Illicit drugs:
      regional transit point for heroin and methamphetamine; major problem with domestic consumption of methamphetamine and heroin; renewal of domestic methamphetamine production is a problem


      NOTE: The information regarding Taiwan 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 Taiwan Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Taiwan Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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