Baselines of the Chinese territorial sea

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China declared its baselines for its maritime territory on 15 May 1996.[1] The baselines were for the Chinese mainland and also for the Paracel (Xisha) Islands.

The baselines for the mainland consist of a series of straight lines linking 49 basepoints situated on the outer edge along and outer islands off the coast of China. For the Paracel Islands, the baselines consist of a series of straight lines linking 28 basepoints located on the outer islands of the group.

Baselines legislation and principles[edit]

The 1996 declaration of China's baselines is based on its law on its territorial sea and the contiguous zone which was adopted on 25 February 1992.

Basepoints[edit]

Mainland[edit]

Point Location Latitude Longtitude Remarks
1. Shandonggaojiao (1) 37° 24.0' N 122° 42.3' E
2. Shandonggaojiao (2) 37° 23.7' N 122° 42.3' E
3. Moyedao (1) 36° 57.8' N 122° 34.2' E
4. Moyedao (2) 36° 55.1' N 122° 32.7' E
5. Moyedao (3) 36° 53.7' N 122° 31.1' E
6. Sushandao 36° 44.8' N 122° 15.8' E
7. Chaoliandao 35° 53.6' N 120° 53.1' E
8. Dashandao 35° 00.2' N 119° 54.2' E
9. Macaiheng 33° 21.8' N 121° 20.8' E
10. Waikejiao 33° 00.9' N 121° 38.4' E
11. Sheshandao 31° 25.3' N 122° 14.6' E
12. Haijiao 30° 44.1' N 123° 09.4' E
13. Dongnanjiao 30° 43.5' N 123° 09.7' E
14. Liangxiongdiyu 30° 10.1' N 122° 56.7' E
15. Yushanliedao 28° 53.3' N 122° 16.5' E
16. Taizhouliedao (1) 28° 23.9' N 121° 55.0' E
17. Taizhouliedao (2) 28° 23.5' N 121° 54.7' E
18. Daotiaoshan 27° 27.9' N 121° 07.8' E
19. Dongyindao 26° 22.6' N 120° 30.4' E
20. Dongshadao 26° 09.4' N 120° 24.3' E
21. Niushandao 25° 25.8' N 119° 56.3' E
22. Wuqiuyu 24° 58.6' N 119° 28.7' E
23. Dongdingdao 24° 09.7' N 118° 14.2' E
24. Daganshan 23° 31.9' N 117° 41.3' E
25. Nanpengliedao (1) 23° 12.9' N 117° 14.9' E
26. Nanpengliedao (2) 23° 12.3' N 117° 13.9' E
27. Shibeishanjiao 22° 56.1' N 116° 29.7' E
28. Zhentouyan 22° 18.9' N 115° 07.5' E
29. Jiapengliedao 21° 48.5' N 113° 58.0' E
30. Weijiadao 21° 34.1' N 112° 47.9' E
31. Dafanshi 21° 27.7' N 112° 21.5' E
32. Qizhouliedao 19° 58.5' N 111° 16.4' E
33. Shuangfan 19° 53.0' N 111° 12.8' E
34. Dazhoudao (1) 18° 39.7' N 110° 29.6' E
35. Dazhoudao (2) 18° 39.4' N 110° 29.1' E
36. Shuangfanshi 18° 26.1' N 110° 08.4' E
37. Lingshuijiao 18° 23.0' N 110° 03.0' E
38. Dongzhou (1) 18° 11.0' N 109° 42.1' E
39. Dongzhou (2) 18° 11.0' N 109° 41.8' E
40. Jinmujiao 18° 09.5' N 109° 34.4' E
41. Shenshijiao 18° 14.6' N 109° 07.6' E
42. Xigudao 18° 19.3' N 108° 57.1' E
43. Yinggezui (1) 18° 30.2' N 108° 41.3' E
44. Yinggezui (2) 18° 30.4' N 108° 41.1' E
45. Yinggezui (3) 18° 31.0' N 108° 40.6' E
46. Yinggezui (4) 18° 31.1' N 108° 40.5' E
47. Gan'enjiao 18° 50.5' N 108° 37.3' E
48. Sigengshajiao 19° 11.6' N 108° 36.0' E
49. Junbijiao 19° 21.1' N 108° 38.6' E

Paracel Islands[edit]

Point Location Latitude Longtitude Remarks
1. Dongdao (1) 16° 40.5' N 112° 44.2' E
2. Dongdao (2) 16° 40.1' N 112° 44.5' E
3. Dongdao (3) 16° 39.8' N 112° 44.7' E
4. Langhuajiao (1) 16° 04.4' N 112° 35.8' E
5. Langhuajiao (2) 16° 01.9' N 112° 32.7' E
6. Langhuajiao (3) 16° 01.5' N 112° 31.8' E
7. Langhuajiao (4) 16° 01.0' N 112° 29.8' E
8. Zhongjiandao (1) 15° 46.5' N 111° 12.6' E
9. Zhongjiandao (2) 15° 46.4' N 111° 12.1' E
10. Zhongjiandao (3) 15° 46.4' N 111° 11.8' E
11. Zhongjiandao (4) 15° 46.5' N 111° 11.6' E
12. Zhongjiandao (5) 15° 46.7' N 111° 11.4' E
13. Zhongjiandao (6) 15° 46.9' N 111° 11.3' E
14. Zhongjiandao (7) 15° 47.2' N 111° 11.4' E
15. Beijiao (1) 17° 04.9' N 111° 26.9' E
16. Beijiao (2) 17° 05.4' N 111° 26.9' E
17. Beijiao (3) 17° 05.7' N 111° 27.2' E
18. Beijiao (4) 17° 06.0' N 111° 27.8' E
19. Beijiao (5) 17° 06.5' N 111° 29.2' E
20. Beijiao (6) 17° 07.0' N 111° 31.0' E
21. Beijiao (7) 17° 07.1' N 111° 31.6' E
22. Beijiao (8) 17° 06.9' N 111° 32.0' E
23. Zhaoshudao (1) 16° 59.9' N 112° 14.7' E
24. Zhaoshudao (2) 16° 59.7' N 112° 15.6' E
25. Zhaoshudao (3) 16° 59.4' N 112° 16.6' E
26. Beidao 16° 58.4' N 112° 18.3' E
27. Zhongdao 16° 57.6' N 112° 19.6' E
28. Nandao 16° 56.9' N 112° 20.5' E
1. Dongdao (1) 16° 40.5' N 112° 44.2' E

References[edit]

  1. ^ Online version of declaration available at [1]