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China welcomes UN decision over Japan'scontinental shelf claim


(Xinhua)

10:41, June 09, 2012

BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday welcomed a UN panel decision not to recognize a Japanese territorial claim on the 250,000-square-km southern Kyushu-Palau Ridge.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin made the remarks at a regular press briefing when asked to comment on a summary of recommendations of UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) on Sunday regarding the extent of Japan's continental shelf in the western Pacific.

Japanese media said that the submerged prolongation of the land mass of Japan in this region extends from the land territories on the Izu-Ogasawara Arc to the east andthe Daito Ridge and the Kyushu-Palau Ridge in the west.

Japan's Foreign Ministry officials said Thursday that Okinotori "island" is the only Japanese land in the Kyushu-Palau Ridge, which means that it has been identified by the UN Commission as a base point for determining Japan's continental shelf.

China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have repeatedly delivered notes to UN Secretary General, asking the CLCS not to acknowledge Japan's claims over outer continental shelf based on Okinotori Atoll, as Okinotori is a group of rocks and not classifiable as an "island," said Liu.

Okinotori Atoll, some 1,700 km south of Tokyo, is only about 10 square meters above sea level at high tide.

According to Article 121 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, rocks that cannot sustain human habitation or an economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or continental shelf status.

"Many countries have also expressed their objection to Japan's illegal claims relating to Okinotori Atoll," Liu said.

He said the commission's decision concerning Okinotori Atoll is "fair and reasonable"and in line with the international law.

"The commission has safeguarded the common interests of the whole international community and China welcomes the decision," he added.




(Editor:张茜、姚春)








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Post time 2012-6-10 12:58:56 |Display all floors
Bravo. So called "Pacifist" Japan is not acting so nice.
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Post time 2012-6-10 13:07:39 |Display all floors
It's good to see International Law being upheld for once and not disregarded as it has all too often been in the recent past.
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Post time 2012-6-10 13:49:54 |Display all floors
According to Article 121 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, rocks that cannot sustain human habitation or an economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or continental shelf status.




But why do China ignore Article 21 when it comes to Philippines?

Why so shameless?
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This post was edited by LoneAcorn at 2012-6-10 16:38

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According to Article 121 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, rocks that cannot sustain human habitation or an economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone (EEZ) or continental shelf status.
看来菲律宾总统对 UNCLOS Article 121 这条的理解力有问题吧  

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Post time 2012-6-10 14:39:00 |Display all floors
LoneAcorn Post time: 2012-6-10 14:33

Yes, China is so shameless because what is accurate, believable and true has no meaning, no value in China.

Only tribalism has meaning.
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Revolutionar Post time: 2012-6-10 14:39
Yes, China is so shameless because what is accurate, believable and true has no meaning, no value  ...

Looks like you misunderstood my comment.

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