The Taipei Times in its 3rd May edition reported that Taiwan’s national assessment report on money laundering and terrorism financing has identified the areas where the nation could do more to prevent money laundering. The report identified trafficking in narcotics, fraud, organised crime, corruption, smuggling, securities crimes, third-party money laundering, tax evasion and intellectual property crimes as the 9 major areas where improvement was needed. China, Hong Kong, Macau and Malaysia are the top 5 destinations in terms of criminal gains, while the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam came next, the report said. China, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam and the Philippines are the top 5 countries in terms of incoming criminal cash flow. 37 government agencies and 31 private sector groups collaborated on the report, which is aimed at preparing the government for the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) meeting in November.