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The Okinotori "Islands" (沖ノ鳥島 Okinotori-shima?) are considered a Japanese uninhabited atoll with a total area of 8,482 m2 (2.096 acres). Its dry land area, however, is mostly made up by three concrete encasings; it furthermore has a 100 by 50 m (330 by 160 ft) platform in its lagoon housing a research station. China and Taiwan dispute the Japanese exclusive economic zone (EEZ) around the atoll, stating that the atoll is not an island and therefore cannot have an EEZ.

The waters around the reefs are potentially rich in oil and other mineral and fisheries resources and it lies in an area of potential military significance.

At high tide, one area of the reefs is 1.58 square meters (17.0 square feet), roughly the size of a twin bed, and pokes just 7.4 centimetres (2.9 inches) out of the ocean. The other is 7.86 square meters (84.6 square feet), the size of a small bedroom, and rises 16 centimetres (6.3 inches), about twice as high.  (Source of above paragraphs:  Wikipedia)

Now, shame on the Kangaroo Panel, for not telling the world about the truth of Okinotori atoll.

The Japanese illegally seized a Taiwanese fishing vessel fishing near Okinotori atoll, claiming it violated its illegal EEZ, which is virtually a theft of the common green by a bully.  Time for Taiwan and China to have a showdown with Japan over Okinotori.  This is based on the international rule of law, applied evenly, equally and fairly.  Hope all lawful powers will support this lawful eviction of illegal Japanese EEZers of Okinitori atoll.

Source:  Wikipedia

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coralbay Post time: 2016-7-29 14:12
China is now moaning that the atoll isn't an island - given that there is only man-made structures o ...

China has real islands, Japan has only an atoll.  Maybe you can put a twin bed on one of these rocks, but don't get washed away from Okinotori atoll during sleep.  It can't handle a "surge" of half an inch!

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coralbay Post time: 2016-7-29 16:01
Sure, sure ... all those man-made structures on the Chinese island have been there since ancient t ...

You are so smart, indeed there are historical artifacts of these islands having been used as shelter by Chinese fishermen since ancient times.  The current structures are just replacements of ancient ones eroded by time.  Nothing wrong with rebuilding on your own land.

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