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Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 11:04am

The International Lema Channel - agreement

To ensure the free shipping to and from Hong Kong & Macao, China undertakes to establish a minimum 3-5 miles wide international corridor.

This corridor is called "The International Lema Channel". This corridor is determined according to the illustrated map. The corridor is marked with the followed buoys: bright green on the western side, and bright red on the eastern side of the corridor.

In this corridor, any hostile or military operation is prohibited. This corridor is to be used by all ships, whether civilian or military, who wants to travel to and from Hongkong also who wants to travel to and from Macao. It is prohibited for the chinese navy, to stop a vessel, which is using the corridor.

Submarines and all other underwater vehicles, which are using this corricor, have to travel surfaced and have to show their flag.

Ships of any nation that are encountered outside the corridor, could be stopped and investigated at any time by chinese authorities or armed forces.

This Agreement comes into force with the chinese declaration of the 12-Mile-Zone of territorial waters on 1.August 1940 and is valid until the end of the lease of the New Territories.

The Agreement is signed by

the Governor of Hong Kong as represent of Great Britain


His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of the Great Quing Dynasty, Son of Heaven, Lord of Ten Thousand Years Aisin Gioro Pu Yi

The map of the agreement: