Hard: the Chinese tracking ship in the East China Sea forced the Japanese to stop tracking the job!
4, the Japan Coast Guard news release, 3 in Amami Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, about 320 km northwest of the waters, the Coast Guard to track China’s marine research vessel tracking ship, “Akihiro” suspend submarine investigation. The Japanese Government has protested to China on the matter.
According to the Japan Coast Guard said the incident area located in the “Sino-Japanese median line” in the vicinity of the Japanese side. Japan will “Sino-Japanese median line” as Japan and China exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the line.
Kyodo News reported that Chinese ships at 14:00 on the 3rd or so and within the EEZ, “Akihiro” close to the minimum distance is only 1 km. After about a half-hour radio call with the Japanese ship to stop the investigation. According to “Akihiro” response, said, “This is the Japanese waters of the continental shelf in the international legitimate investigation” continue after Chinese ships began “tracking.” Subsequently, “Akihiro” suspend the investigation was returning to the Amami Oshima, the Chinese vessel had been “tracking” to 16:40 or so.
According to the Global Times reporter, and Japan in the East China Sea demarcation focus on the differences on the continental shelf claims. China stands for in accordance with the principle of natural extension of continental divide, the continental shelf between China and Japan should be bounded by the Okinawa Trough. Japan advocate the use of the “middle line” to make the East China Sea continental shelf, which has never been the international legal principles on the continental shelf. Although the two countries pending the East China Sea demarcation, China has never recognized Japan’s so-called “middle line”, but Japan’s own actions is almost always stubbornly clung to its “middle line” idea, and often sent aircraft and ships in Chinese fishing boats to monitor this area and other activities. Global Times reporter recently visited the East China Sea with the Chinese fishing boat, the once saw a Japanese fishing boat and the Coast Guard reconnaissance spy plane near China’s oil and gas platforms. East China Sea fishery officials had told Global Times reporters had criticized Japan for allergic reactions in this area, “If China is also (like Japan) so sensitive that the Japanese Self-Defense Force warships, military aircraft such action in the disputed waters every day , China is it can be something to say every day! “