Japanese media said on developing Okinotorishima Management Act to contain China (map)
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Global Times special correspondent Zhao Xueliang reported in Japan, Japan’s Kyodo News 2, the Japanese government was informed of the specific security and management of direct “specific islands,” the new contents of the bill. The bill seeks to maintain and preserve the Japanese exclusive economic zones (EEZ). Content to be Japan’s southernmost Okinotori other two islands, reef and Harbour revetment improvement. Reported that, as China holds Okinotori reef is rocky and not be able to designate the exclusive economic waters of the island, the contents of the bill is the containment of China.
Kyodo News agency reported, Hatoyama Cabinet in early February, the fastest in the meeting decided that the bill, adopted during the current Congress and strive. Reported that, as a “specific islands” must meet the following three points: (1) location away from home; (2) maintenance of natural resources such as marine rights and interests stronghold important; (3) there is no local government management of the Harbour equipment. Is currently eligible Okinotori reef and the south east of Japan’s Bird Island.
The bill provides for the preservation of the low tide line and the specific improvement measures, the government established basic policies by the Cabinet for approval.
Okinotori reef at the southern tip of Japan, 1700 km away from mainland Japan, uninhabited. As will be underwater at high tide, may result in loss of large exclusive economic waters, the Japanese government had Okinotori concrete protective wall built around the support of the law, after government plan to take new measures quay.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said 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, but also seriously undermine the international community as a whole. Jiang Yu said on Okinotorishima reef issues, “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea” (hereinafter referred to as “the Convention”) 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.