China declares territorial baseline of Diaoyu Islands

China has announced the base points and baselines of the territorial waters of Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islets. The government will begin carrying out routine monitoring and inspection of the area.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that the action is in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Its Territorial Seas and Adjacent Zones. It is also consistent with the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.