JEAIL > Volume 3(1); 2010 > Regional Focus & Controversies
Research Paper
Published online: May 30, 2010

Territorial Issues on the East China Sea: A Chinese Position

Hui Wu
University of International Relations in China
University of International Relations, 12 Poshangcun, Haidian District, Bejing, China.
Dan Zhang
China Institute for Marine Affairs
China Institute for Marine Affairs, 1 Fuxingmenwai Ave., Beijing, China, 100860.
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There are several issues of dispute between China and Japan regarding the East China Sea. Among these issues, the maritime delimitation issue, the territorial sovereignty dispute over the Diaoyu Islands (also known as Senkaku Islands in Japanese), the resource development issue, and the divergent perspectives on the legal status of the Oki-no-Tori Shima (called Chong Zhiniao Rock in Chinese) may be typical yet important ones. These issues are of different levels and categories, which need to be resolved through different ways.

Keywords : Maritime Delimitation, Territorial Disputes, Joint Development, Oki-no-Tori Shima

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