Expert: development of China’s Huangyan Island, the Philippines is still in the primitive tribal period
China news agency, Haikou, May 6 (Reporter Guan Xiangdong) – the South China Sea Institute Dean Terry S. Ng deposit on the 6th China news agency an interview said that Huangyan Island is China’s inherent territory, China’s Huangyan Island sovereignty is indisputable . Since the Yuan Dynasty dynasties the Chinese government through the various forms under the jurisdiction of the Huangyan Island, effective exercise and consolidation of the sovereignty over the Huangyan Island, for centuries, have never encountered any challenge, and the international community widely recognized, the Huangyan Island in the Philippines sovereignty sound cable unfounded.
Huangyan Island (formerly known as: democracy reefs), located at latitude 15 ° 07 ‘, longitude 117 ° 51′ South China Sea in the southeast of Hainan Island, China is only exposed in the Dongsha Islands, China the water of the reefs. Northwest from the Huangyan Island Hainan Island, over 900 kilometers south of Guangzhou, over 1100 kilometers east of Manila, the Philippines, over 300 km. Huangyan Island is surrounded by 0.5 to 3 m from the surface of the water ring reefs, formed within an area of ??130 square kilometers, the water depth of 10 to 20 meters of the lagoon. Huangyan Island is located in the Malacca Strait to Taiwan and the Bashi Channel, the South China Sea routes, guards throat hub in the South China Sea, has a very important strategic position.
Terry S. Ng deposit say, According to historical records, in 1279, the Yuan Dynasty, the famous astronomer GuoShouJing for granted “world test” measurement point in the South China Sea in the Huangyan Island. This shows that, at least, China during the Yuan Dynasty have been found and use of the Huangyan Island. That time, the local residents of the Philippines is still in a primitive tribal period.to
He said that Huangyan Island and its surrounding seas are rich in fishery resources, the Chinese fishermen for generations to engage in fishery production activities in this area. Huangyan Island is also the Chinese people in the South China Sea when navigating to a place of shelter, rest and other activities. Existing “Road Book” and the relevant Chinese classics a complete record of the route of the Chinese fishermen in the waters of the Huangyan Island. Since the Yuan Dynasty, the Chinese people have never stopped activities in the Huangyan Island and its surrounding waters, and long-term development and use of the Huangyan Island. The historical facts for the history of China’s official documents, gazetteers and official map of the evidence.
the 20th century, the mid-1930s, Chinese government official agency of the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education staff composition of the surface map of the Review Committee, announced by the Commission audited the South China Sea islands 132 islands and reefs beach Huangyan Island as part of the Dongsha Islands are included in the territory of China. In 1947, Fangyu Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior validation of the Chinese government announced the South Sea Islands place names 172 Huangyan Island reef name of democracy, are listed within the range of the Dongsha Islands. In 1948, China’s official printed publication of the South China Sea islands location map, Huangyan Island is explicitly incorporated into the South China Sea, traditional territorial line.
new China was established, the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the South China Sea islands sovereignty, announcements and declarations that Huangyan Island territorial sovereignty belongs to China. The Chinese Government’s long-term exercise and maintenance of the territorial sovereignty and jurisdiction over the Huangyan Island, the Huangyan Island has been continuously under the jurisdiction of Guangdong Province, Hainan. Huangyan Island as a standard the early 1980s, the Chinese government, the South China Sea islands names census 1983 Chinese Place Names Committee is authorized to announce the South China Sea Islands part of the place names, the name of democratic reef as the Vice name. “Territorial clause” in the People’s Republic of China promulgated in 1992, the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone Act expressly provides that Huangyan Island and other islands are Chinese territory, and reiterated that Huangyan Island and other islands belonging to the legal property of the Chinese territory. Terry S. Ng deposit
stressed that China’s sovereignty over the South China Sea, rights and related proposition is formed and developed in a long historical process, has been insisted on by the Chinese government. China’s determination to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity is firm. Over the years, the Chinese maritime surveillance, fisheries enforcement vessels regularly marched Huangyan Island cruise, both in exercising the jurisdiction of the Chinese territory Huangyan Island and its adjacent waters, is a concrete manifestation of the exercise of Chinese sovereignty over Huangyan Island. (End)
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