A bilateral deal would be a concern, because basic laws such as freedom of navigation should be respected, says former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says as a Law of the Sea Treaty signatory, China will have to relinquish its rights to any contested territory.
The U.S. refusal to accept the Hague's ruling on Nicaragua hurt its reputation, but ultimately a settlement was reached, Foley Hoag's Paul Reichler says.
Foley Hoag's Partner Paul Reichler says The Hague determined that reefs below artificial changes are still considered reefs under international law.
The Philippine's lead lawyer in its arbitration case against China Paul Reichler says the Hague's decision establishes the rules in the South China Sea.
A tribunal at The Hague dealt a major blow to China's maritime claims and declared some of its tactics illegal.
The court determined there is no legal basis for China to claim ownership over roughly 90-percent of the South China Sea.
An international tribunal has found there is no legal basis for China's "nine-dash line" claiming rights to much of the South China Sea, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.
Judges at an arbitration tribunal in The Hague on Tuesday rejected China's claims to economic rights across large swathes of the South China Sea in a ruling that will be claimed as a victory by the Philippines.
A tribunal finds China has no "historic title" over waters of the South China Sea, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen.
The Hague ruling will be a good indicator of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte handles foreign policy issues, says Aaron Connelly from Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Aaron Connelly, Research fellow at Lowy Institute for International policy, raises the possibility that China may retaliate to the Hague ruling by building on Scarborough Shoal.
Rodger Baker, VP of Strategic Intelligence at Stratfor, examines the role that the US is playing in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Rodger Baker at Stratfor explains how the international tribunal at the Hague will likely work in the Phillipines' favor.
A landmark decision legal decision on the South China Sea dispute comes as tensions heat up in the region.
China is set to hear some major news about the South China Sea on Tuesday, and it's likely to have a profound impact on the busiest commercial waterway on earth.
Two nickel ore mines have been suspended in the Philippines for environmental violations as a nationwide crackdown led by the mining minister begins.
Days ahead of a ruling by an international tribunal over disputes in the South China Sea, China has stepped up its rhetoric.
China is concerned about The Hague's ruling on South China Sea issues but will be on its best behavior ahead of the G20 summit, says CSIS' Bonnie Glaser.
China "must be prepared" for any military confrontation in the South China Sea, the country's Global Times newspaper said in an editorial Tuesday.