Analysis known as the red bird reef change the island will be limited to the development of the Chinese navy (Figure)
data in Figure : the Okinotorishima Reef
Japan’s Kyodo News reported on April 28, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announced the application of the extended continental shelf for the first time approved by the United Nations, which is involved in the disputed rocks – red of Bird Reef (the Japanese side said the Okinotori). Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved the four waters in the north Pacific including Okinotorishima reef with a total area of ??approximately 310,000 square km, equivalent to 82 percent of Japan’s land area.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin, April 28, said the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has not yet announced the results of processing of the submission of the continental shelf of Japan, “I do not know the Japanese side to say what basis.
Foreign Affairs University international relations professor at the Japan Research Center, deputy director of Yong-Sheng Zhou Nanfang Daily in an interview that, if the Japanese Foreign Ministry said is true, we must hold the responsibility of the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. Because it violates the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea International, the provisions of the Convention, can not sustain human habitation and survival of reefs, can not have the power of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone. Okinotori reef islands, in accordance with the provisions of international law, it does not qualify for the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.
● Beijing Nanfang Daily reporter Wei Hong Mirror
to visit the Yasukuni Shrine, “buy” the Diaoyu Islands, speculation that the extended continental shelf, the application is approved. Some Japanese politicians busy lately. Japan has recently intentionally or unintentionally, against China’s behavior, so many users refer to “crazy”. If visits to the Yasukuni Shrine and the “buy” the Diaoyu Islands, the majority of opposition party members and local government officials involved in behavior, public opinion has not set off the reaction is too intense. So, recently announced by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to “draw a sea enclosure” of the message, so the day at the national level in islands dispute has once again highlighted.
“reef” fattening “islands” will limit the development of the Chinese navy
the Japanese side has released information, said the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf approved in Japan according to Chong Bird reef advocate the Outer Continental Shelf approved four waters in the Pacific north of the birds including red reef, the total area of ??approximately 310,000 square kilometers. In this regard, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Asia-Pacific Foreign and Security Deputy Director of Research bell soar this approved is not Okinotorishima reef itself, but some of its northern waters. Japan’s intention to Okinotori reef by artificial means, to “upgrade” for the idea of ??the island has always existed, it is worth the attention of China. Okinotorishima reef once they are defined by the United Nations for the island, and was allowed to have the exclusive economic zone, will be a big blow to the development of the Chinese navy. Then, the Chinese navy in the development process to the dark blue navy by sea, you will need the consent of the Government of Japan.
famous Japanese expert Yong-Sheng Zhou also expressed his concerns. He said that the continental shelf is a natural extension of territory, and extended continental shelf is equivalent to the expansion of territory, continental shelf and territorial similar powers. Japan’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, it will allow Japan comes with a lot of power. Even the high seas, China will be limited in the area of ??behavior.
Okinotorishima reef has approved the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, the Chinese navy into the first island chain is not far, it is necessary to enter the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone of Japan, even though there is still the high seas Once the Chinese military exercises here, after the necessary approval of the Japanese side to agree; In addition, defined the continental shelf is equal to a certain extent determine the exclusive economic zone and underwater resources have development rights and jurisdiction. Scientific investigation, and also must get the consent of the coastal countries of the continental shelf.
“This also means that once the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf by the Japanese to apply for the the Okinotorishima Reef continental shelf, China’s entry into this region, only the normal navigation, and can not do other things.” Yong-Sheng Zhou said .
artificial islands are not eligible to apply for the continental shelf, the United Nations should be corrected to Japan’s behavior
Japan since 1987 Wai reef island, and build a concrete wall, trying to Okinotorishima reef as the island to apply for the continental shelf. The Chinese side believes that Okinotori rocks, not islands, Okinotori reef is not for human habitation, can not sustain economic life, with its base point set the continental shelf without any basis. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said recently, member of the limits of the continental shelf of the United Nations is not published on the outcome of the case of Japan the delimitation of the continental shelf. Under international law, Okinotorishima reef there should be no exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.
Yong-Sheng Zhou said that the Japanese make so much weight gain, increased efforts, but will not achieve the purpose. Accordance with international law, labor facilities and build more, can not bring about expansion of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zone authority in this regard. Natural state, to determine the “reef” or “island”.
accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the Law of the Sea International, can not sustain human natural reefs to live and to survive, there can be designated as the power of the continental shelf and exclusive economic zones. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, as an agency of the United Nations, should be neutral, fair and authoritative international organization, can casually make approved red bird reef apply for consideration and decision of the continental shelf.
as Japanese media said, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf to Japan revealed that the outcome of the Okinotori reef, and did not tell it violates the procedural fairness must be held accountable. Okinotori reef adjacent to the nearest Taiwan Province of China, and China’s interests are closely related. China as the interests of the country, as a coastal country, have the right to be informed of the handling of the matter. Moreover, opposition to the reef into the island of Okinotorishima not only China, South Korea. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in the research and approval of the issue, not just informed the Japanese, while ignoring the aspirations and positions of the other riparian countries.
“in the case of a dispute, even if the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf by the application of the Japanese coastal countries such as China do not have to comply.” Said Yong-Sheng Zhou.
two crises hit the rise of conservative political thought in Japan
Japan in the red The birds reef on the issue of speculation, is a microcosm of its relations with China. Recently, the Japanese political circles, a conservative nationalist sentiments. Which clearly reflected in the topic of the day in the most sensitive historical issues related to territorial disputes, the SDF development direction.
“buy” the Diaoyu Islands (the Japanese side said “Senkaku Islands”) is a Japanese extreme right-wing politicians, do not fly the Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara launched the sale of its absurd propaganda and agitation , has caused a lot of Japanese people’s support. Yahoo Japan website on this topic initiated a vote, as of April 27, 250,000 votes, 92% of users in favor. Mayor of Toyama City, Japan, May 1 Senya Chi also said that, I hope the remittance of contributions to accounts opened by individuals on behalf of east Kyoto.
in territorial disputes, and strong access to domestic public opinion and foreign aid to support the practice is not only the impulsive move of the local government in Japan, Noda, Japan’s cabinet choice. “Japan will be coordinated with the U.S. strategy to focus on the Asia-Pacific region to enhance the defense posture in the region, including Islands in the southwest.” Noda, Japanese Prime Minister’s recent visit to the United States, the existence of a sovereignty dispute between talking about the Sino-Japanese multi- islands of the Wall Street Journal said.
some Japanese opposition political parties in the performance of the outside world concerns. Enacted in 2005, the draft constitution on the basis of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party on April 27, but also introduced a new constitutional amendment draft. The draft is clear that the will “self-defense forces” to “IDF”, the emperor as the head of state. The other opposition parties to “rise” also has a similar action. Japan opposition parties to rise to Japan “party April 25 announced a so-called independent constitutional draft outline. The draft allows the Prime Minister of Japan visited the Yasukuni Shrine, and Self-Defense Forces changed to “Self-Defense Forces to allow the exercise of collective self-defense. It is noteworthy that, Tanigaki, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party president has visited the Yasukuni Shrine. Previously more than 80 members of Congress to visit.
bell soar above politics conservative signs attributed to two crisis hit, Japanese nationalism, thought and began to rise. He believes that China has surpassed Japan to become the world’s second largest economy, its strength may be raised in the context of the financial crisis. However, in the past 150 years, East Asian history once the status of Japan into a “second”. A shift in Japan’s international status, stimulation of the Japanese. Now let the Japanese people to accept this reality, and may need time. Second, the Japanese earthquake impact on Japan’s domestic production and production methods. Japanese have been holders of confidence on the accuracy and security of the domestic products, the occurrence of earthquake and nuclear leak in Japan was being reconsidered.
“Japan is now in the national re-location process, the internal constantly emerge new ideas, but also in anxiety, confusion of these behaviors and thought is the extreme reaction to defend Japan’s position and competitiveness. “bell soar.
bird reef Japan’s southern Pacific waters of an atoll. Located at latitude 20 degrees 25 minutes east longitude 136 degrees 05 minutes, about 1730 kilometers south west of Tokyo, Okinawa, south-east is about 1070 km, 1200 km northwest of Guam. Okinotorishima reef at low tide, 4.5 km long, 1.7 km long from north to south. At high tide, only two rocks above water, with an area of ??less than 10 square meters.
Chinese side believes that Okinotori rocks, not islands. Okinotorishima reef can not for human habitation, can not sustain economic life, set the continental shelf without any basis. September 11, 2009, the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, said the Commission under the working group has started to deal with the proposal of Japan South Pacific continental shelf extends applications. China with the United Nations formally submitted objections.share: