The Bohai Sea is an inland sea and foreign ships are not allowed to enter it thanks to small island of Shandong.
Because of vast territory of our country, length of coastline is also very large, and corresponding area of the territorial sea is also very large. territorial sea of my country can be divided into four maritime regions, located from north to south.
However, not all of these four seas are under jurisdiction of our country. According to international conventions, these four seas cannot all belong to our country. The smallest of four seas is Bohai Sea, but it is only sea that belongs entirely to my country.
The layout of Bohai Sea is very inventive: right in middle of Shandong and Liaoning, as seen from air, there are two peninsulas that surround this sea in middle.
This ocean is entirely part of our country's territorial waters, and no other country can share it together. Any foreign ship that wants to cruise and sail here must obtain consent and permission of our country.
So, why can Bohai Sea belong entirely to our country? This is because it belongs to internal waters of our country according to division, so it can belong to our country completely. The so-called inland waters include all rivers and lakes on land, as well as a certain range of waters along coastline.
It is surrounded by mainland or by islands and peninsulas and is not directly connected to other ocean waters. All areas in inland waters belong to territory of coastal countries, are under jurisdiction of coastal countries and are owned.
The main reason why inland waters of Bohai Sea depend on an unknown small island in Shandong Province called Beihuangcheng Island. When our country was founded in same year, other countries still used three nautical miles standard to separate territorial waters, but if this standard is used to separate.
The Bohai Sea cannot fully belong to our country, and ships of other countries can enter Bohai Bay at will. Among them is political and industrial center of our country, which is of great importance for development of our country.
If they cannot be included in protection of our country, this will create serious security risks for development of our country. Therefore, our country has resolutely used four times original standard of width of our territorial sea, although at that time no country dared to divide it in this way, after this division, Bohai Sea can be fully controlled. across our country.
However, even if new range is used as standard for division of territorial sea, there is still a narrow strip of more than 30 nautical miles in middle of Bohai Strait that is not covered by still divided range. .
Fortunately, Shandong has a long chain of islands that lies within this vacuum zone, which can connect this area to territorial waters of Bohai Sea. Thus, according to international conventions, entire territory of Bohai Sea is connected and complies with inland water standards.
One of most important islands is Beihuangcheng Island. He seems to be closing gates of Bohai Sea like a sea god. It belongs to province of Shandong, but is only 20 nautical miles from Liaodong Peninsula. The short distance makes Bohai Sea satisfactory. Inland water standard.
Nobody knows about such an important small island in our country, and even tourism industry is not developed.Actually, small island is a very suitable place for tourism and recreation. This small island is close to Shandong Province but closer to Liaodong Peninsula, with an area of less than one square kilometer and a population of more than 2,000 people, it is a small island.
But the environment and climate on island are very good. It's not like in northern regions, where it's cold in winter, and heating is necessary to survive winter safely. Although there are four different seasons here.
Butthe average annual temperature is about 14 degrees, which can be described as a comfortable climate, and ecological environment of island is also very excellent, not only there are many animals, but also rich in plant species, ecological chain is very complete .
However, getting to this small island is more difficult. It can only be reached by boat, and small island's jetty can be reached in five hours. In middle of a small island rises a low mountain, which divides entire island into two villages.
Due to relatively small size of island, the island has no public transportation and no taxis. You can ride a bike or take a leisurely walk along coast.
The inhabitants of island are all fishermen who make a living by sea, so there is no entertainment or nightlife on island, everyone leads a traditional lifestyle, working at dawn and relaxing at sunset.
The only school on island was closed a few years ago,Therefore, more and more young people choose to leave their hometowns and work hard for their own future and future, and rest are almost all Elderly people and young children who did not go to school.
Today's resident population is less than half what it used to be, and even young children who go to school have to leave their homes to learn. Now only communication between island and outside world is by boat, and island still retains traditional postman method of communication.
The grotesque world outside is developing faster and faster, but island still retains simplest way of life, as if out of touch with development of society, but just like important position of this small island in relation to territorial belonging of our country. water, remain in that ocean silently and steadily, do not be influenced by outside world, and never forget your original intention.