Bent NIELSEN

The East China Sea—part of the western Pacific Ocean—is China’s most important marine fishing area. The sea also has rich oil and gas reserves, but China’s exploitation of such reserves is complicated by a Sino-Japanese territorial dispute.

The East China Sea (Dong Hai) is part of the western Pacific Ocean. It is 1,296 kilometers long from north to south and 740 kilometers wide from east to west. It covers an area of

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:51-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance|Comments Off on East China Sea (Dōng Hǎi 东海)|Dōng Hǎi 东海 (East China Sea)

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