China doesn't seem to be willing to compromise with the Philippine over rights in the South China Sea, the World Policy Institute's James Nolt says.
China believes that it has the right to conduct activities on the reefs, but it has not said it would continue, says Fudan University's Shen Dingli.
Even if China were to withdraw from the treaty, The Hague's decision can't be repealed and is legally binding, says NYU Law's Isaac Kardon.
Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. does not want to see a rise in tensions but "freedom of navigation" must be respected.
The U.S. has considerable military assets in the Asia region, including in the Philippines, Australia and Japan, says former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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.