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Taiwan mapping disputed South China Sea islands

Taiwan, September 11, 2014: Chen Wei-zen, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior, recently told media that that it is set to complete a project to map the islands in the disputed South China Sea region and will produce a map of the islands that are claimed by the Republic of China and various other countries.

The ministry said that since 2011, it has been carrying out on-site measurements of the islands and has also used high-definition satellite images to obtain spatial information about the islands. The data thus attained would be used by Taiwan to create a map of the South China Sea.

So far, the ministry has invested about NT$80 million (US$2.66 million) in the project and has completed the mapping of 198 of the islands in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, it said.

Mapping project is expected to conclude by the end of 2015.

Source: Want China Times