The Chinese side said the Japan finds Okinotorishima reef “islands” without basis
BEIJING, May 16, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei on the 16th Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf published involved Okinotorishima reef processing results answering reporters’ questions, said that the Outer Continental Shelf is not Japan in accordance with Okinotorishima reef advocate access to the Committee. Japan claimed Okinotori Reef Committee finds that the “island”, which is unfounded.
A reporter asked: Recently, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf announced Okinotori Reef Committee, Japan delimitation of the continental shelf case involving the processing results. Previously, the Japanese media had quoted a Japanese Foreign Ministry news release, the Commission endorsed the 310,000 square km in the Outer Continental Shelf advocates in Japan, including the Shikoku Basin to the north of the block “Okinotori; China believes that the” rocks “and” red of Bird Island “also was listed as one of the delimitation of the continental shelf spot, showing that it has been identified as the” island “. What is your comment?
Hong Lei said, according to published information about the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, the Commission has adopted its suggestions on Japan’s outer continental shelf submission. Japan based on the outer continental shelf claims Okinotorishima reef is not recognized by the Authority. Japan claimed Okinotori Reef Committee finds that the “island”, which is unfounded.
Hong Lei said, the fact is, Japan drew consideration by the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf Outer Continental Shelf claims about 740,000 square kilometers, and ultimately only 310,000 square kilometers accredited to the Commission. Advocate in the Outer Continental Shelf is not recognized by the Authority, including a reef advocate of Japan in accordance with red bird, an area of ??about 250,000 square kilometers of southern Kyushu – Palau ridge block.
Hong Lei said the Japanese side referred to the Committee recognized in the Okinotorishima reef north of the Shikoku Basin block, but the fact that the block is based on the outer continental shelf of Japan’s land territory, and red birds reef has nothing to do.
said Hong Lei, Japan proposed to the Commission after the submission of the outer continental shelf, China and South Korea repeatedly note that the United Nations Secretary-General, stressed that under international law, is not suitable for human habitation Okinotorishima reef should not have exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, the Committee does not endorse the Outer Continental Shelf advocated by Japan in accordance with Okinotorishima reef. Many countries, the Japanese side involved Okinotorishima reef illegal claims to challenge. Committee for the submission of the Japanese involved in red Bird reef processing fair and reasonable, consistent with international law and safeguard the overall interests of the international community, the Chinese side welcomes this.
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