posted on Jul, 24 2015 @ 09:07 AM
China resumed exploration in the East China Sea.
China said on Friday it had every right to drill in the East China Sea close to waters disputed with Japan, adding that it did not recognize a
"unilateral" Japanese median line setting out a boundary between the two in the waters.
Japan this week called on China to halt construction of oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea
China resumed exploration in the East China Sea two years ago, Japan said. In 2012, Japan's government angered China by buying a disputed island
chain there from private owners.
China's position is that it had a 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone, and its continental shelf in the East China Sea extends to the Okinawa
Trough, it added.