Japanese officials said Japan should deal with crisis management mechanism to build the East China Sea friction
Data Figure: Japanese reconnaissance aircraft in the vicinity of the East China Sea gas fields
Tokai Japan-China crisis management mechanism should be established
– Interview with the Japanese Foreign Ministry China Division,
“International Herald Tribune” correspondent Liang Hui from Beijing for the Sino-Japanese East China Sea issue recently in the friction, the newspaper has an exclusive interview with the Japanese Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of China, Mongolia Division, Hideo down.
“International Herald Tribune”: Japan in the East China Sea issue on the position and attitude?
vertical Hideo: resource development in the East China Sea issue, Japan and China despite their respective positions, the two countries based on the East China Sea a “peace, cooperation and friendship of the sea” consensus between the leaders, the East China Sea in June 2008 on the principles of Japan-China cooperation, and reached a consensus. On the principle of consensus may have a variety of views, but the important is that this is yet to be resolved both in the East China Sea boundary delimitation in the case, the overall situation of Sino-Japanese relations from the consensus.
Therefore, the discrepancies between the two sides discussed, a consensus can not make progress, even a negative impression, it is very regrettable. Must be based on the basic spirit of the principle of consensus, promote cooperation based on the principle of consensus. This will be beneficial to enrich the “strategic and mutually beneficial relationship” content. Japan to work with China to work together to promote this principle by consensus, the possibility of cooperation between Japan and will be presented to the nationals of both countries.
Q: It seems in Japan, China and Japan in the East China Sea gas field is divided on the issue?
A: on the legal status of the East China Sea, both sides have their own position. Thus, in 2008, clearly stated the principle of consensus, both countries “agreed to implement the transitional period before the delimitation, without prejudice to the legal position of both sides to cooperate in the case.” On the other hand, the principle of consensus in 2008 as a partner, joint development of the northern waters, the Japanese legal person in accordance with China’s domestic law to participate in birch (China called “Spring” – editor’s note) of existing oil and gas development. Consensus for the core of this principle, exactly the same understanding between Japan and China.
Therefore, to the common interests of both countries, the early implementation of specific development co-operation is important.
Q: in the East China Sea, China and Japan need to reach a common rules of conduct in order to avoid possible conflicts? Japan’s Foreign Ministry is working on this to start working?
A: Japan also hold the same consideration. Japan and China should try to avoid friction, but friction to establish response time in case of crisis management mechanisms. For example, consider the middle of the day to promote cooperation in maritime search and rescue, and the creation of maritime defense liaison mechanism between departments. On the above points, in April the leaders of Japan and China held talks, President Hu Jintao, Prime Minister Hatoyama had mentioned it. In the future, the specific mechanism for the building, the Japanese side is willing to continue to strengthen cooperation with China.
Q: in the East China Sea issue, the Japanese side have what the Chinese expect? How will Japan and China together to promote, make the East China Sea a “sea of ??friendship”?
A: to the principle of consensus-based in 2008, the East China Sea between Japan and China share many a common interest, including cooperation in maritime search and rescue, fisheries resource management. Ongoing in these areas, concrete cooperation in the process, by nationals of both countries to promote the common cause sweat to a stream, not only can the feelings between Japan China and China has been integration, but also can have a “love of the sea.”