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  1. Taiwan Tim Finegan

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  3. Location • Eastern Asia • Located on 23’ 30’’ N 121’ 00’’ E • Slightly Smaller than Maryland & Delaware combined • Terrain- Eastern 2/3 is rugged mountains- West is flat

  4. Population • 22, 974, 347 people. (July 2009) • Official Language: Mandarin Chinese • Religion-Buddhist-93%, Christian- 4.5% • Birth rate of 1.0 per women • Life expectancy • Total-77.96 years • Male- 75.12 years • Female- 81.05

  5. Climate • Tropical Climate • Rainy season from June to August • Hot, humid weather from June to September • Cloudiness is persistent and extensive all year • Natural Hazards- Typhoons and earthquakes

  6. Culture • National Palace Museum- Ranked as one of the top 5 museums in the world

  7. Environmental Issues • Air Pollution • Water Pollution from Industrial sites • Raw sewage • Trade in endangered species

  8. Current Issues • Involved with 5 other countries in a dispute over the Spratly Islands • Major Problems with domestic consumption of meth and heroin. • Increasing problem with Ketamine and club drugs • Tensions with China over US/Taiwan arms deal

  9. US-Taiwan Arms deal • Terms of the deal • 60 Blackhawk Helicopter • Communication technology for fighter jets • Two Osprey mine sweeping ships • 114 Patriot air defense missiles • Machine guns and ammunitions • Price- $3.1 Billion