Jeju Island to build a base, South Korea aimed at confrontation?
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on the 12th of this month claimed that Su rocks is not a territorial dispute and, if Korea and China on the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to reach an agreement, it will automatically belong to Korea. The day the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade “calls” ROK diplomats, “questioning” China maintains that the Soviet Union rocks the issue of jurisdiction. South Korean government authorities said Su rocks is not “ownership issues”, but “right to the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), designated” to confirm the fact, we will be clever and serious treatment of the problem. “The problem with China “trying to strengthen the waters of the jurisdiction of the same pulse. Official vessels in July last year, China sent to the Soviet reef waters, the requirements are to salvage sunken vessels, Korean vessels to stop the salvage operation, and said in December the same year, sending 3,000-ton large-scale inspection of the boat, “50 maritime surveillance” against the Soviet rocks within the waters of inspections. China to take such initiatives for the consultations to prepare for the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and South Korea. ” EEZ provisions of the United Nations Law of the Sea countries all resources in the exclusive economic rights within 200 nautical miles of coastal waters, the waters between Korea and China less than 400 nautical miles, overlapping part. Su reef is an underwater reef located in the northern East China Sea, belonging to the waters under the jurisdiction of our country. However, Korea has ignored the objective facts, for me to strengthen its rights to cruise unwarranted charges. In order to strengthen the control on the the Su rocks along the waters of the South Korean government’s decision last year to build military bases in Jeju Island, but were strong protests from local residents, this South Korean government plans to build military bases in Jeju Island, repeatedly ran aground, again after the a stagnation five in the recent South Korea Jeju Island naval base construction project starts, we all know, Su reef is an underwater reef in the northern East China Sea, South Korea has been attempting to change reef “islands” to grab the waters surrounding reserves resources. Korea Institute of Oceanography in 2003 unilaterally built in the Soviet Union rocks the so-called “marine science base” is now playing the use of the navy to protect reef “idea. Establish military bases in South Korea in Jeju Island in order to strengthen its control over the reefs of the Soviet Union, because this is located below the surface of the reef “in China and South Korea on the East China Sea disputed area”, the naval base on Jeju Island, will help South Korea effectively counter the Chinese claim to sovereignty over the waters near. In dispute on the issue of the Yellow Sea, South Korea maintains the median line as the economic zones of China advocates should take into account the length of the coastline and the continental shelf extension cord delineation. Su rocks of economic value is also very impressive. Presumably, in the the contains Su rocks, the East China Sea area, up to bury 10 million barrels of crude oil and 7.2 billion tons of natural gas. Moreover, South Korea, 90 percent of export cargo at sea have been the Su rocks in southern waters. In fact South Korea in Jeju Island, to build military bases, not just strengthen Su rocks of control, even based on Jeju Island military base as a springboard to balance the powerful China and Japan. Japan and South Korea are Asia’s most important ally, but relations between Japan and Korea, but only allies known as the ownership of history and Dokdo between Japan and Korea often conflict. With the Japanese Self-Defense Force activities have become increasingly frequent, the three principles of arms exports to modify, and Japanese Dokdo action intensifies, as well as the large number of advanced warships in the Japan service, South Korea is increasingly feeling the threat from Japan. Japan and South Korea with a key U.S. ally, U.S. inconvenience itself as a Big Brother interference in the dispute in Japan and South Korea to play a neutral or mediator’s role, but in fact the United States secretly supported Japan, because relative to the US-ROK relations, the White House pay more attention to relations with Japan. So to solve the disputes between the Japan and South Korea’s Korea does not want to have the support of the United States, but on their own, and Japan to contend with. At present, the South Korean Navy is equipped with a displacement of 18,000 tons of “Dokdo” amphibious assault ship, the Aegis destroyer, and the AIP submarines, and other advanced equipment, the overall strength and ocean combat power has been fully upgraded, built in Jeju Island large military bases, the South Korean government intended in Jeju Island to play caused by the forward position of the rival Japan. South Korea to build a military base in Jeju purpose more in dealing with China, on the one hand, Jeju Island naval base will be built into South Korea’s third-largest naval base, to the parking of 20 warships and submarines, so that U.S. forces in Korea from China more recently, relying on the power of the United States close to prevent the Chinese. The other hand, to protect South Korea’s maritime rights and interests in the resources and the waters of contention on the battlefield, secretly contest or open conflict with China, enhance counter China’s capital, strengthen Su rocks of control. The upgrade of China and South Korea Soviet Union rocks of contention, but also illustrates the need for the construction of South Korea Jeju Naval Base. Su reef is an underwater reef in the northern East China Sea, Zhoushan Islands, away from China’s territory, the most eastern side of Tong Island 247 kilometers, from South Korea’s territory Maro Island, 149 km, China and South Korea in the Soviet Union reef waters dispute 21 hours and 30 minutes from Busan Naval Operations division sent a naval fleet, but if starting from Cheju only seven hours to reach, so that Korea will be on the reef problem in the Soviet Union occupation of the favorable opportunity. Reef problem in the Soviet Union and China conflict, a South Korean warship in a short time to reach the battlefield, to a surprise hit! The final analysis, South Korea to build military bases in Jeju Island, the largest purpose is to strengthen the control Su rocks, the expansion of the interests of the Republic of Korea in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea by force to contend China’s claim to sovereignty in these areas. Jeju Island is located south of the Korean Peninsula, must pass through and out of the Korea Strait, but also happens to be located between China and Japan, a very important strategic position. If the South Korean government Jeju turned military bases, is bound to cause concern in China and Japan, so that the two countries to take targeted military action, and thus lead to the instability of the situation in Northeast Asia. South Korean government in Jeju Island, to build military bases in what purpose, China has the right to blame, because South Korea has the right to any action in their own territory. The only thing is to safeguard their own interests in the Rocks and the Soviet Union and the East China Sea, the face of Korea’s hardline stance on the issue of Su rocks, can not only protested verbally, but must take effective measures in the future, China fishery boats must regularly patrol the rocks near the waters in the Soviet Union to send scientific research ship on the rocks near the waters in the Soviet Union exploration, even in circumstances necessary to send warships to claim sovereignty. The current issue of the territorial disputes with neighboring countries, China always seems to be his country led by the nose, so that if China wants to change this unfavorable situation in the territorial disputes, some effective means must be made, even if necessary taken to set an example of circumstances in order to safeguard China’s national interests and national dignity. (Author: Ping Shanzhi)