The "Taiwan issue", which has attracted international attention, has not yet been properly resolved, and hidden reefs in sea have once again aggravated "struggle" between countries. This is Su Yanjiao.
It is a small island in sea, but it has attracted greed of other countries. Why is it so? Why are other small islands not in dispute? What are stories behind Su Yanjiao?
Originally, it was a submerged reef located in open sea of the Three Kingdoms. From a geographical point of view, it is 130 nautical miles from nearest island in China, which is much more than South Korea's 170 kilometers and Japan's 450 kilometers. Therefore, South Korea's distance-based belonging theory is not supported by facts.
Despite fact that island is small, it is extremely rich in natural resources, oil, natural gas and more than 230 types of minerals. This is one of important reasons why resource-poor countries try to become their own.
The most fundamental reason is that hidden reefs are of great importance in establishing national maritime rights and coastlines.
This is an important supply station for my country's maritime traffic. As an independent large country, it takes a clear position on issue of national sovereignty and does not allow "edge balls".History of Suyan Reef
As an extension of Jiangsu Sea continental shelf into Inland Sea, Su Yanjiao has related texts as evidence of a long past.
The folklore of "The Dragon Palace and Immortal Isle" may not be enough to convince later generations, but Su Yanjiao was clearly recorded in Book of Mountains and Seas, and it's called: Su Shanzheng. It is also earliest written mention of Su Yanjiao in history.
It can be seen that after discovery of Suyan Reef as a natural place for fishing, fishermen preferred it.
Moreover, with development and growth of our fleet, as early as late Qing Dynasty, Beiyang navy once surveyed this island according to descriptions of fishermen.
After liberation, our people's army reoccupied island and drove out remaining forces settled here, but this also indirectly proves that Suyang Jiao has always been used by our country and is an important territory of our country.
During subsequent accurate survey, technicians used advanced equipment and water technology to take accurate measurements around island in several dimensions and recorded their detailed data on map record. After that, "Yuejin" This result was also confirmed.South Korea's naked greed
A series of data and texts from our country has still not convinced deaf South Korea. Faced with a situation where sea power is becoming increasingly important, South Korea has racked their brains, even making up random things, trying to turn Su Yanjiao into their own.
In order to learn from others, Japan and South Korea ignored facts, privately drew a demarcation line, and appropriated Su Yanjiao within that line. This division is unfounded. The name was changed to Liyu Island and January 18 was declared Liyu Island Day in South Korea in memory of Tao Yuanming.
As soon as this news came out, did it spark public opinion at home and abroad, Tao Yuanming? Isn't this famous writer of Eastern Jin Dynasty in our country? Korea's ambition is notorious, and its highly obscene "edible look" has even been ridiculed by many children.
In order to further draw Su Yanjiao into their sphere of influence, South Korea also imitated our country and placed it on its national map. As everyone knows, this once again confirms that Su Yanjiao is part of territory of China, because our nautical charts of country are almost a hundred years ahead of Korean charts.
Although my country follows style of a big country and proposed joint development, South Korea was not satisfied with it. On contrary, they began to build buildings on Suyang Reef, and even equipped with radars, airports and other equipment, which shows their ambition.
It is an indisputable fact that Su Yanjiao belongs to our country, even if it manufactures equipment and hosts personnel. Our country no longer tolerates such overtly and covertly predatory and openly revealing behavior of other countries, and reaffirms its statement that territory cannot be divided, which was also highly appreciated by international community.
South Korea is well aware of international maritime law, but deliberately violates it. Suyang Reef was originally a submerged reef. Even if tide reaches lowest water level, it cannot reach surface of water. According to relevant provisions of international maritime law, as long as island flows after tide tide, country can receive ocean area and use this area ocean to develop resources, delineate coastlines, etc.
Su Yanjiao couldn't get out of water, South Korea secretly changed concept, secretly built a platform on it, and used higher buildings to help Su Yanjiao "see sky again", so Liyu Island was born. . But from perspective of international community, South Korea's operation is like taking water from a bamboo basket.
Our country solemnly declares behavior of other countries that provoke sovereignty and go their own way, and points out that this kind of malicious construct is not only a waste of resources, but also invalid. It is hoped that she will restore Su Yanjiao's original appearance and stay away from China's territorial sea.
If South Korea knows how to dissuade, Li Yudao won't. South Korea is no longer obsessed with offshore construction of Su Yanjiao and has again set its sights on the remoteness of territorial waters.
An attempt to use geopolitical rules to convince international community that Su Yanjiao is closer to South Korea and should be South Korean territory.
This theory caused an uproar in international community. The way territory is divided is too absurd. If you follow principle of familiarity, many countries in world will no longer exist. Even South Korea, who proposed this theory, does not know where it is.
As a neighboring country and a large country, we have always maintained an open and inclusive attitude based on country's bottom line. We hope that South Korea will do same. fewer reasons.
The hidden reef suggests separation of sea power into coastline and continental shelf. Once he gains an advantage at sea, he will become a great threat to neighboring countries. Starting from Suyang reef, as measured by average strength of navies of different countries, only 20 people are required. You can reach skies over Shanghai in just a few minutes.
Sima Zhaozhi's heart, South Korea's ambitions, which no longer hide, were eager to try to solve issue of sea power, but answer is obvious. Su Yanjiao is an integral part of China's territory. It was in past, it is now, and it will remain in future.
In face of national sovereignty, we cannot back down. Our country is also actively engaged in deep sea exploration, constantly cruising, using and protecting marine resources, while at same time demonstrating our country's maritime power and deterring other countries without good intentions.
Mutual benefit and mutual benefit. On basis of peaceful coexistence, this is good for Su Yanjiao and South Korea, but is ignored by her wolf ambitions. National sovereignty cannot be compromised. Our country will never agree to unreasonable demands of other countries. Those who offend China will be punished, even if they are far away!