Mainland China swiftly rejected an international tribunal's ruling Tuesday that its expansive claim to the South China Sea had no legal basis, saying the ruling was null and void and that Beijing would not accept it.
The United States put itself on a collision course with great power rival mainland China on Tuesday, describing a ruling against Beijing's South China Sea claims as "final and legally binding."1 Comment
BEIJING -- China warned other countries Wednesday against threatening its interests in the South China Sea while at the same time extending an olive branch to the new Philippine government, after an international tribunal handed Manila a victory by saying Beijing had no legal basis for its expansive claims there.
China has intensified the drumbeat of its opposition to an international tribunal's ruling expected Tuesday that could threaten its expansive claims in the South China Sea.
More than 7,500 classical musicians performed in a German football arena at the weekend to set the world record for the biggest-ever orchestra.
Hong Kong's leader on Sunday blamed a huge rise in rubbish blighting the city's beaches on refuse washed ashore from the mainland, and pledged talks with Chinese authorities to stem the tide.
Chinese government data showed consumer prices in June rose at the slowest pace in six months, suggesting the world's second-largest economy is still experiencing weak consumer demand amid a broad downturn.
Families of lawyers and rights activists detained by China's Communist authorities exactly a year ago urged authorities to stop harassing them on Saturday, as they repeated calls for the release of their relatives.
Overseas bar associations and lawyers' groups Saturday issued an open letter to mainland China leader Xi Jinping criticizing the mainland's detention of lawyers and activists exactly one year after the crackdown was launched.
Mainland Chinese warships, fighter jets and submarines held live-fire war games in the South China Sea, state media reported Saturday, just days ahead of an international tribunal's ruling on a challenge to Beijing's expansive claims in the waters.