Eight neighboring countries of China and North Korea and other maritime dispute exists
April 10 at 14, the edge of the sea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Deng Zhonghua guest powerful forum to communicate online with friends of Boundary and Ocean’s diplomatic work under the new situation. The following is part of the Record.
users handsome The Way: Financial Secretary Tang, we also know that marine issues are more complicated in the end is how a complex can not tell us about?
[Deng Zhonghua]: I just talked about our country around the complex, sensitive to ocean affairs is indeed the case. China is a developing maritime power, and ocean affairs as a whole is a very wide range. The edge of the sea borne by the Secretary of marine work around the surrounding maritime rights and interests of our country to carry out. And I would also like to here netizens friends say, in the current boundaries of the marine work, the sea is the most complex and sensitive issue.
Why? First, the scope of maritime issues. We all know that our country is surrounded by four sea areas, of which the Bohai Sea are China’s internal waters, there is no controversial issues, the other three sea areas in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea and South China Sea, with neighboring countries there are different degrees of controversy. At present, China only with Vietnam in the Beibu Bay delimitation of maritime boundaries, other issues are not resolved, so the scope of our task.
countries involved. Maritime dispute exists between China and the eight neighboring countries, from north to south, these eight countries followed North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, but not entirely with the specific situation of each country controversial the same.
different interwoven. Specifically, in the sea there are two types of the nature of the dispute, one the reefs sovereignty dispute, such as the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea and the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, these problems are due to the country of illegal appropriation, occupation or control of our territory or the surrounding waters caused by the. Maritime delimitation dispute, this is because the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “to expand the coastal State may claim the waters under the jurisdiction of the range, making the coastal State may claim the 200-nautical-mile wide exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, as I said This led to many maritime neighbors maritime claims overlap, the need for countries to be divided. These two disputes belong to different areas, but influence each other, restraining each other, greatly increasing the complexity of the problem.
In addition, with the rise of China’s national strength, international and domestic environment we face occurred great changes, this is also the old problem of the surrounding oceans disputes in recent years been “refurbished” and “sizzling” a important reasons, can also be said to be a part of our “Growing Pains”.share: