China: Japanese hedge bird reef advocates are not recognized by the United Nations
Japanese media has claimed that the United Nations approved day extension of the continental shelf application diagram, including Okinotori reef waters near.
Global Network reporter Wang Huan, April 28, the Japanese media quoted Foreign Ministry sources claimed that about the application of the extended continental shelf in Japan by the United Nations approved Okinotorishima reef offshore, including a sea area, the total area of ??310,000 square kilometers. In this regard, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei May 16 Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf published involved Okinotorishima reef processing results A reporter asked, said that the reef advocate the outer continental shelf of Japan in accordance with red bird is not recognized by the Authority.
According to the official website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on May 16, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said, according to published information about the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, the Commission has adopted a submission on the Outer Continental Shelf treatment advice. 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, 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.tune
Hong Leijiang, the Japanese side referred to the Committee recognized in the Okinotorishima reef north of Shikoku Basin block, but the fact that the block is based on the outer continental shelf of Japan’s land territory, and the impact birds reef has nothing to do. Hong Lei said, after the submission of the proposed Outer Continental Shelf, China and South Korea repeatedly note to UN Secretary-General stressed Okinotorishima reef suitable for human habitation should not be the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf under international law, to require the Commission does not recognize Japan according to the the Okinotorishima reefs advocate of the Outer Continental Shelf. 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.
On April 28, Japan’s Kyodo News reported that the Japanese Foreign Ministry announced on the 27th, the application of the extended continental shelf is approved by the United Nations for the first time. Approved in the Pacific waters 4, the total area of ??approximately 310,000 km2, equivalent to 82 percent of Japan’s land area. Including Okinotorishima reef to NATO’s 170,000 square kilometers of Shikoku Basin waters. The report also said China believes that the The Okinotorishima Japan’s southernmost reef is the “rocks”, but this has also been listed as one of the fixed-point of the continental shelf, see the United Nations has identified as the “island”.
China said Japan finds Okinotorishima reef “islands” no basis
analysis said Okinotori If the reef changed the island will limit the development of the Chinese navy (Figure)
Department of State: the Okinotorishima Reef should not be exclusive economic zone and continental shelf
Japanese equivalent to the local area continental shelf including Okinotori reef