The Sino-Japanese Principled Consensus on the East China Sea Issue：A Commentary
【中文摘要】《中曰东海问题原则共识》（以下筒称“《原则共识》”）是中日解决东海油气田争端、推进两国战略互惠关系的产物，具有不同于其他开发合作安排的独特特征。中日落实《原则共识》的一项主要后续步骤是达成东海“区块”共同开发协定，进行共同开发活动。这一目标有望在麻生太郎政府时期实现。 【Abstract】The Sino-Japanese Principled Consensus on the East China Sea Issue is the achievement of the two States' joint effort to settle the East China Sea oil and gas field dispute and promote their strategic and mutually beneficial relations. The Consensus is different from other development cooperation arrangements in some aspects. As one of the major follow-up steps for the implementation of the Principled Consensus, an agreement on the joint development of the agreed Block in the East China Sea should be concluded to promote joint development of the resources therein. This agreement is expected to be actualized within Taro Aso's term.