China’s Diaoyu Islands issue gradually from passive response to active attack
“agency” on February 28, the original question: Diaoyu Islands dispute becomes active shot disputes frequent Diaoyu Islands waters has never been a lack of trouble. According to Japanese media reported that at 19:20 on February 19 before and after, about 170 kilometers north-northwest of Kume Island, Okinawa Prefecture, the so-called “Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), China’s State Oceanic Administration of the sea monitoring, 66 “wireless devices demanding that the Japanese Coast Guard tracking ship” Akihiro “stop the marine survey, when the vessel is under investigation tectonic. “Akihiro” by radio reply referred to as “proper investigation”, and continue to investigate Japan’s EEZ. Both sides of the radio call lasted about 20 minutes.
incident, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Fujimura repair in the morning of the 20th held a press conference, said the Japanese vessels operating within Japan’s exclusive economic zone “belongs to the” normal range “,” unacceptable in the direction of the Japanese ship a warning, “adding that has China lodged a protest. On the 20th of the press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei reiterated China’s position in the East China Sea issue is clear and consistent, against any party to take any unilateral action in the East China Sea. I hope the two sides make joint efforts to properly handle relevant issues, the overall situation of stability and Sino-Japanese relations to concrete actions to safeguard the situation in the East China Sea.
from the diplomatic representations of view, the cause of this dispute and the process is not complex, the respective description of the facts is basically no difference. Differences is only right and wrong judgment on the same facts there is a fundamental difference. Specifically, very different from the position of this film “the attribution of the exclusive economic zone”. Obviously, this is the old problem of the new performance, the root cause is that the Diaoyu Islands sovereignty dispute. To be sure, the new dispute will be repeated as long as this problem is not solved.
However, the view from the recent deal with the matter of attitude, the attitude of both sides are changed. The one hand, the Japanese continue to increase efforts to control the Diaoyu Islands and their adjacent waters, the other hand, China also began to change from passive response to active attack.since the collision in the fall of 2010, the Chinese Diaoyu Islands waters fishery law enforcement has been normalized. In a disputed area, the two law enforcement, the dispute is inevitable. However, the past, mostly Japan lodged a protest, accusing the Chinese fisheries enforcement vessel or research vessel-related activities in the waters just passively explained, in response, and to clarify the Chinese side on this issue position, the first to issue a warning or protest by the Chinese is very rare.
this situation because of the Diaoyu Islands from Japan has long been the actual control, the Chinese side lip does not recognize the illegal occupation of Japan, in action, did not the Japanese side of this illegal The behavior of tit for tat boycott. Gives the impression that the Chinese lack of confidence on the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands and their adjacent waters, sound cable, I am not the Japanese government’s activities in this area to be actual boycott. If long-term this continues, the default is equivalent to a certain extent, the fact that the illegal control of Japan. In that case, apparently the Chinese side should be avoided.
It is in this context, since last year, China began to take the initiative to the activities of Japan on the Diaoyu Islands waters to be given a warning or protest, May and September last year, each time, this was the third . This approach, it is the sound cable sovereignty over the Diaoyu Islands into action, to change from passive response to proactive performance. Only in this way on the Diaoyu Islands issue, placed on an equal footing with Japan.
As for the Japanese government would inevitably provoke protest, the Chinese side does not have to take too much notice. Over the years, China has repeatedly protest the Japanese government’s unreasonable behavior on the Diaoyu Islands issue, but Japan is not only its own way, but intensified, for example, strengthening the military deployment on the Diaoyu Islands, the Honourable landing. Not long ago, the Japanese government openly announced, has been initially completed the four subsidiary islands of the Diaoyu Islands, including the naming of the unnamed reefs in the years to finalize the formal name and the new name marked on the Map of the Japanese archipelago and Japan on the navigation map.
Although the Chinese government thereon towards Japan raised solemn representations with the Japanese Foreign Minister Genba Koichiro still claim that the Diaoyu Islands is Japan’s “inherent territory” does not accept the protest of China named the Diaoyu Islands and surrounding islands. Since Japan is so regardless of China’s feelings, the Chinese side on this issue, there is no need to be too conservative and passive.
all indications, the disputes on the Diaoyu Islands issue is becoming increasingly fierce momentum. Such a situation, the final settlement of the Diaoyu Islands issue hand, is not necessarily a bad thing. Because Japan does not recognize the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands, there is dispute, also refused reluctant to start negotiations. The normalization of bilateral disputes will undoubtedly help to drag Japan to the negotiating table, which started the formal dispute resolution program. ★