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Paracel Islands Introduction 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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Paracel Islands Introduction 2010
SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on November 25, 2009

Background:
The Paracel Islands are surrounded by productive fishing grounds and by potential oil and gas reserves. In 1932, French Indochina annexed the islands and set up a weather station on Pattle Island; maintenance was continued by its successor, Vietnam. China has occupied the Paracel Islands since 1974, when its troops seized a South Vietnamese garrison occupying the western islands. China built a military installation on Mischief Reef in 1999. The islands are claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.


NOTE: The information regarding Paracel Islands on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Paracel Islands Introduction 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Paracel Islands Introduction 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.






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