East China Sea, Chinese (Wade-Giles) Tung Hai or (Pinyin) Dong Hai, arm of the Pacific Ocean bordering the East Asian mainland and extending northeastward from the South China Sea, to which it is connected by the shallow Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and mainland China.
Rounds of disputes about island ownership in the East China Sea have triggered both official and civilian protests between China and Japan. The dispute between PRC and South Korea concerns Socotra Rock, a submerged reef on which South Korea has constructed a scientific research station.
The East China Sea is shared among China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. In addition to the local shipping traffic in and out of Chinese and Korean ports, the East China Sea serves as the main shipping route from the South China Sea to Japanese and other North Pacific ports. The main ports of the East China Sea are Shanghai in China, Nagasaki in Japan, and Chi-lung in Taiwan.
The nine-dash line area claimed by the Republic of China (1912–1949), later the People's Republic of China (PRC), which covers most of the South China Sea and overlaps with the exclusive economic zone claims of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Which country is Taiwan from? Republic of China. Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia.
Is Taiwan in the east or South China Sea? The strait is part of the South China Sea and connects to the East China Sea to the north.
The Yellow Sea is a marginal sea of the Western Pacific Ocean located between mainland China and the Korean Peninsula, and can be considered the northwestern part of the East China Sea. East China (simplified Chinese: 华东; traditional Chinese: 華東; pinyin: Huádōng; lit. ‘Huaxia-east‘) is a geographical and a loosely defined cultural region that covers the eastern coastal area of China.
Why is it called the East Sea?
According to the Koreans, “East Sea” makes sense because the body of water is located east of Korea (but west of Japan and to the south of Russia), whereas, for the Japanese, the name “Sea of Japan” is more appropriate because, as they argue, without the Japanese Archipelago, the sea would not exist.
Why is it called China Sea?
South China Sea is the dominant term used in English for the sea, and the name in most European languages is equivalent. This name is a result of early European interest in the sea as a route from Europe and South Asia to the trading opportunities of China.
The eastern, coastal provinces are much more densely populated than the western interior because of the historical access to water.
What do Koreans call the East China Sea?
Arguments from South Korea
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for South Korea, the name Donghae (동해, literally East Sea) has been used in Korea for over 2,000 years, including in History of the Three Kingdoms (三國史記, 1145), the monument of King Gwanggaeto, and “Map of Eight Provinces of Korea” (八道總圖, 1530).
What are the 3 seas of China?
The Bohai Sea is China's continental sea, while the Yellow, East China and South China seas are marginal seas of the Pacific Ocean. A total of 5,400 islands dot China's territorial waters.
Why is China called Far East?
When Europeans traveled far to the east to reach Cathay, Japan and the Indies, they naturally gave those distant regions the general name ‘Far East. ‘ Americans who reached China, Japan and Southeast Asia by sail and steam across the Pacific could, with equal logic, have called that area the ‘Far West.