Methods of Settling the Sino-Japanese Dispute over the Diaoyu Islands
【中文摘要】在国际法上，国际争端的程序问题与实体问题同样重要。从程序方 面来讲，武力解决方式与和平解决方式（包括政治方式与法律方式）是国际争端解决的2种基本方式。在中日钓鱼岛争端中，由于武力解决方式的使用受到了很大 限制，和平解决方式便更趋重要。而对中国来说，基于各方面因素的考量，政治解决方式是“相对可行而不可取”的，法律解决方式是“相对可取而不可行”的，如 果在目前状况下强行解决钓鱼岛争端，其结果很可能是中日分割钓鱼岛列屿。本 文拟从国际法角度对中日钓鱼岛争端的程序问题进行初步探析。 【Abstract】In international law, procedural and substantial problems of international dispute settlement are equally important. From a procedural perspective, use of force and peaceful means (including political means and legal means) are two basic methods of international dispute settlement. In the Sino-Japanese dispute over the Diaoyu Islands, since the use of force is strictly limited, peaceful means take center stage. For China, considering various aspects, political settlement is “relatively feasible but not desirable” while legal settlement is “relatively desirable but not feasible” If the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands is to be settled under the current situation, the result would probably be that China and Japan will segment the Islands. From the perspective of international law, this article intends to preliminarily explore the procedural problems of the Sino-Japanese dispute settlement over the Diaoyu Islands.