Diaoyu Islands and Their Status in Delimitation of East China Sea
【中文摘要】钓鱼岛及其附属岛屿（以下简称“钓鱼岛”）是中国的固有领土，自19世纪末，被日方侵占。钓鱼岛同时还位于中日间有待划界的东海。因而，对 钓鱼岛及其在东海划界中的地位进行探讨，是十分必要的。钓鱼岛是中日关系中 的敏感问题。中日两国人民世世代代友好符合中日两国人民的根本利益。希望在 未来条件成熟时，妥善解决这一问题。 【Abstract】 Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands (hereinafter “Diaoyu Islands”) have been the territory of China since ancient times. They were occupied by Japan at the end of the nineteenth century. Diaoyu Islands are located in the East China Sea near the middle line where maritime delimitation between China and Japan has not yet been done. The Diaoyu Islands dispute is a sensitive issue in Sino-Japanese relationship. The continued friendship and cooperation between the two nations is in the interest of both the Chinese and the Japanese people. It is expected that the issue can be resolved in an appropriate and timely manner.