Updated Friday July 08, 2016 - 6:35pm

The Philippines's permanent representative to the United Nations called on the union's member countries to support the rule of law in the upcoming decision of its arbitral tribunal in connection with the South China Sea dispute.

By Matthew Pennington Updated Friday July 08, 2016 - 9:32am

An international tribunal ruling next week on a challenge to China's expansive claims in the South China Sea could determine whether the region is ruled by law or "raw calculations of power," U.S. officials said Thursday.

By Patricia Lourdes Viray Updated Thursday July 07, 2016 - 10:54am

Beijing hopes that the Duterte administration will return to the track of dialogue with China, contrary to that of former President Benigno Aquino III, which initiated an arbitration case.

Updated Thursday July 07, 2016 - 8:40am

The flagship newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party on Wednesday warned Washington that there would be a "price" to pay if it crosses China's "bottom line" by meddling in disputes over the South China Sea.

By Patricia Lourdes Viray Updated Tuesday July 05, 2016 - 12:13am

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said that a special envoy might be appointed for back-channel talks with China following the decision of a United Nations tribunal on the South China Sea dispute.

Updated Monday July 04, 2016 - 10:59am

Five judges of a U.N. tribunal will deliver July 12 their landmark ruling on South China Sea disputes - and Beijing is already dismissing a potentially unfavorable outcome.

By Jim Gomez Updated Wednesday June 22, 2016 - 4:29pm

The United States called on China and other rival claimants Wednesday to exercise restraint when an international tribunal issues a landmark ruling on the South China Sea disputes that Beijing has chosen to ignore.

Updated Tuesday June 21, 2016 - 1:49pm

At least one Chinese ship tailed the USS John C. Stennis daily during its recent cruise through the South China Sea, although no hostile incidents were reported, the commander of the carrier strike group said last week.

By Patricia Lourdes Viray Updated Friday June 17, 2016 - 11:52am

China wants to resolve territorial disputes with other countries over the South China by entering into joint exploration agreements, a Chinese expert said.

By Christopher Bodeen Updated Wednesday June 15, 2016 - 2:23pm

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued, then swiftly retracted a tough statement on tensions in the South China Sea that may have offended meeting host China, underscoring sensitivity over the increasingly heated territorial disputes in the region.