Japanese House of Representatives by protecting “Okinotori” relevant Act (Figure)
red birds Reef Location Map
Xinhua Tokyo, May 18 (Reporters blue construction) Japan House of Representatives plenary session on the 18th through the “preservation of the low water line and base facilities Readiness Act.” The bill for the protection of Japan’s southernmost Okinotori (China said Okinotori reef) and the easternmost of the South Bird Island, etc., to maintain Japan’s exclusive economic zone and seabed resource development interests.
The bill requires the ship to dock in the absence of facilities Okinotori, through the establishment of base economic activity, domestic and international publicity to the “red bird” is an island. Bird Island in the South around, ready to push forward the development of seabed resources.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu on January 19 was a routine press conference reiterated Japan to Okinotorishima reef base point, advocates the practice of a large area of ??waters under the jurisdiction does not meet the international law of the sea, also seriously undermine the international community as a whole.
Jiang Yu said on Okinotorishima reef issues, “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea,” Article 121, paragraph 3 clearly states: can not sustain human habitation or economic life of the reef itself, there should be special an economic zone or continental shelf.
He stressed that Okinotorishima reef above water at high tide in the sea area of ??less than 10 square meters, is clearly the “Convention” under the rocks, so should not have exclusive economic zone or continental shelf, the construction of artificial facilities not change its legal status.