S. Korea, China to hold talks on EEZ this week

SEOUL, Senior South Korean and Chinese officials will meet in Beijing this week to discuss the demarcation of maritime boundaries, Seoul's foreign ministry said Tuesday.

The twoday meeting will be held from Thursday between Vice Foreign Minister Lee Taeho and his Chinese counterpart, Luo Zhaohui, according to the ministry.

Seoul has demanded that the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) be demarcated by drawing a median line. Beijing has argued that the coasts and the population along them must be taken into account to conduct a proportional EEZ demarcation.

The EEZ is a sea zone that a country has special rights over regarding the exploration and use of marine resources. It stretches out to 200 nautical miles from the coastline.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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