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China releases standard names of Diaoyu Islands

2012-03-02 20:13:42 GMT2012-03-03 04:13:42(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- China has released standard names and descriptions of the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated isles, according to sources with the State Oceanic Administration.

The Diaoyu Island is named as "Diaoyu Island", with its Chinese pronunciation reading "Diao yu Dao". It is described as an island "about 356 kilometers from the city of Wenzhou, 385 kilometers from the city of Fuzhou and 190 kilometers from the city of Keelung."

The country has also released names of Diaoyu's 70 affiliated islands, the names in pinyin and description of locations.

In accordance with Chinese law on island protection, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), the country's maritime authority, gives standard names to China's seas and islands.

Authorized by the State Council, or the cabinet, the SOA and the Ministry of Civil Affairs published standard names of the Diaoyu Island and its affiliated isles on their websites.

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