Ex-minister: Provocations prompted naval drill

China's military drill in the South China Sea, which began on Tuesday, is a reaction to the frequent military exercises carried by the US, Japan and some other countries in the region.

China-US working together key to solving South China Sea issue

The United States should play a constructive and positive role in the South China Sea issue, instead of picking sides or attempting to internationalize the maritime disputes between regional powers, said experts attending a Singapore-based seminar on South China Sea and regional cooperation on Monday.

China's South China Sea military drill a logical reaction: former official

China's military drill in the South China Sea, starting on Tuesday, is a reaction to the frequent military exercises carried by the US, Japan and the Philippines in the region, said a former senior official.

Negotiation between China, Philippines should move 'step by step': Chinese scholar

Zhao Qizheng, dean of the school of journalism at the Renmin University of China, said that it is hoped that China and the Philippines could restart bilateral negotiations.

Ruling won't hinder the healthy development of cooperation between China and ASEAN

Zhao Qizheng, former minister of China's State Council Information Office, delivers a keynote speech at the Think Tank Seminar on South China Sea and Regional Cooperation and Development held on Monday in Singapore.

Legal experts question arbitration in forum

Editor's note: The Public International Law Colloquium on Maritime Dispute Settlement, held in Hong Kong on Friday and Saturday, attracted more than 200 legal experts from a number of countries, including China, the United States, Australia and France.

Professor cites historic records backing sovereignty

In the aftermath of the arbitral ruling presented by The Hague's Arbitral Tribunal of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on July 12, John Anthony Carty, a professor at Tsinghua University, is among a number of international academics and maritime experts who are now questioning the decision's denial of Chinese rights in the South China Sea.

Forum speakers: What they said

Tung Chee-hwa, vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

Jurisdiction of the tribunal questioned

A leading Hong Kong law expert questioned on July 13 both the procedures and the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal in The Hague in the South China Sea case, which ruled on July 12 in favor of the Philippines.

South China Sea arbitration award has no impact on China's territorial sovereignty

The South China Sea arbitration award will have no impact whatsoever on China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea, says Premier Li.

China has ample evidence to reject 'ruling' on South China Sea dispute: Tung Chee-hwa

Tung Chee-hwa, vice-chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said on Friday that there is ample evidence for China to reject the "award" rendered on July 12 in the South China Sea arbitration established at the unilateral request of the Philippine government.