'We should not accept that Recto/Reed Bank is part of the Nansha Island
Group of China because the Reed Bank is within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines.
The Chinese group, however, incorrectlyclaimed Recto or Reed Bank as part of Nansha Island
Group or the Spratly Islands.
Taiping Island (also called Itu Aba) is the largest island of the Nansha Island
chain, which is known as the Spratly chain by most countries in the region.
He also used the Nansha Island
's, China's name for the Spratly Islands, as an example.
9522 act, the baselines of the territorial sea act "bill, announced will be included in the scope of its territorial waters of Nansha Islands
part of a natural islands and Zhongsha only exposed surface of the Huangyan Island, and a separate submission to the United Nations for deliberation.
Chinese navy spokesperson Liang Yang made the comment following a US warship's entering waters near the disputed Nansha Islands
, internationally known as Spratly Islands, earlier in the day.
China's sovereignty and claims of rights over Nansha Islands
and their adjacent waters in the South China Sea have been formed over the long course of history and upheld by successive Chinese governments, and have adequate and solid historical and legal basis.
Hua reiterated that China's construction activities on the Nansha islands
and reefs fall within the scope of China's sovereignty, which are "lawful, reasonable and justified."
According to a CNN report in May, a US surveillance aircraft received eight warnings from the Chinese navy, asking the plane to leave as it swooped over some of the islets of the Nansha Islands
chain in the South China Sea.
Separately Tuesday, Chinese state media reported Tuesday that China's transport ministry started building lighthouses on two reefs in the Spratlys, which Beijing calls the Nansha Islands
"With regard to construction on the Nansha islands
and reefs, this is fully within the scope of China's sovereignty," Wang told reporters, using the Chinese name for the Spratly islands.
I would like to point out that China has indisputable sovereignty over Nansha islands
and adjacent waters," he said.