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China announces names of geographic entities on Diaoyu Islands

09-22-2012 14:45 BJT Special Report:Diaoyu Islands: China’s Inherent Territory |

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China’s State Oceanic Administration or SOA and the Ministry of Civil Affairs have jointly released a list of standardized names for the geographic entities on the Diaoyu Island and some of its affiliated islets.

The list also relates to the surrounding waters. The announcement details the Chinese-language names as well as the descriptions of the geographic locations of various mountains, creeks, capes and other geographic entities.

The names, as normalized by the SOA and approved by the State Council, are accompanied by their pinyin codes, the phonetic system that romanizes Chinese characters. The SOA has also released a set of location maps for the entities.

The fresh statement comes after the SOA released last Saturday a string of geographic coordinates of the Diaoyu Island and some of its affiliated islets, in a new move to affirm China’s sovereignty.

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) and the
Ministry of Civil Affairs on Friday jointly released
a list of standardized names for the geographic
entities on the Diaoyu Island and some of its
affiliated islets. (Xinhua Graphics)



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