Vietnam Transnational Issues 2001https://photius.com/wfb2001/vietnam/vietnam_issues.html
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Disputes - international: maritime boundary with Cambodia not defined; involved in a complex dispute over the Spratly Islands with China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and possibly Brunei; maritime boundary agreement with China in the Gulf of Tonkin awaits ratification; Paracel Islands occupied by China but claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan; portions of boundary with Cambodia are in dispute; agreement on land border with China was signed in December 1999, but details of alignment have not yet been made public
minor producer of opium poppy with 2,100 hectares cultivated in 1999, capable of producing 11 metric tons of opium; probable minor transit point for Southeast Asian heroin; opium/heroin/methamphetamine addiction problems
NOTE: The information regarding Vietnam on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Vietnam Transnational Issues 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Vietnam Transnational Issues 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.