National / Politics Jul 26, 2016

Japan presses China to accept South China Sea court ruling

In a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida urged Beijing to comply with an international tribunal ruling that denied China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea. Kishida conveyed Japan's concern about the situation in the South China Sea and said he ...

Asia Pacific Jul 23, 2016

Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice will urge Beijing next week to avoid escalation in the South China Sea when she makes the highest-level U.S. visit to China since an international court rejected its sweeping claims to the strategic waterway. Even as Washington has sought ...

Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2016

Five ways China lost in tribunal ruling on South China Sea

The most striking thing about the international court ruling on the South China Sea on Tuesday was how completely it quashed China's arguments. From invalidating the "nine-dash line" that defined China's claims to more than 80 percent of the waterway to reprimands over harassment of ...