It also has a huge offshore gas field, Dorra, and a very small undeveloped structure called Lulu, and both are on the median line
with Iran's waters.
Although all the facilities are located on the Chinese side of the Japanese-claimed median line
, the government is concerned that China would siphon off gas from the sea bed from the Japanese side of the median line
The platforms are being erected on the Chinese side of a median line
delineating the exclusive economic zones of the two countries, the Japanese ministry official said.
The document also said the bottom and subsoil of the Caspian Sea are delimited between the parties along the line, which is based on the median line
taking into account the principles and norms of international law, as well as the parties' agreement.
In December 2013 the two countries also concluded a treaty on the joint exploitation of hydrocarbon reserves on the median line
between the two countries' respective EEZs.
The government of Cyprus has welcomed the signing by the Egyptian President of the presidential decree which ratifies the framework agreement between Cyprus and Egypt on the development of hydrocarbon reserves, that stretch from the one side of the Median Line
to the other.
This is a major field located on the median line
between the Kazakh and Russian waters.
The field lies in 100m of water about 220km east of Aberdeen and 50km west of the UK and Norway median line
The move is likely to heighten tensions between the two countries because if China were to establish such a zone, it would certainly overlap Japan's, as a major part of the Japanese ADIZ has been set closer to China than the median line
The middle line on the map is called the median line
The ball entered through the occipital bone about one inch to the left of the median line
and just above the left lateral sinus, which it opened.
Similarly, households where income still falls but to a level above the shifted median line
are no longer counted as poor.