China to raise monitoring in Diaoyu Islands

Beijing, March 22: China will enhance environmental monitoring of the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea and Sansha in the South China Sea, the government authorities said Friday.

The State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Friday the coastal monitoring stations nationwide will intensify the surveillance of marine ecological environment, Xinhua quoted a statement as stating.

hina officially set up the city of Sansha to administer three island groups — Xisha, Zhongsha and Nansha — and their surrounding waters in 2012.

The SOA vowed to make more efforts to improve its warning system of marine pollution or other disasters, including oil spills, red tides or radioactive contamination at sea.

IANS