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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Remarks on the Chinese Government's Release of the Base Points and Baselines of the Territorial Sea of the Diaoyu Island and Its Affiliated Islands

2012/09/11

Q: The Chinese government issued a statement on September 10, publishing the base points and baselines of the territorial sea of the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands. How do you comment?

A: The Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times. China has indisputable sovereignty over them. The Chinese government delimited and published the base points and baselines of the territorial sea of the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands in accordance with the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone. Relevant practice conforms to the spirit of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Please refer to the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry for specifics.

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