On paper, a recent Hague ruling was a a humiliating defeat for China. In reality, however, the ruling is in danger of becoming irrelevant.
ASEAN members wanted the Phillipines' victory mentioned in a statement but nations fail to agree on maritime disputes.
China's response to the U.N. verdict will determine what kind of power it will be.
In a case that was seen as a test of Beijing's rising power, the Hague ruled that China had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights in the South China Sea.
As an international court prepares to rule on who controls the South China Sea, Beijing is watching Clinton's presidential run with trepidation.
The intercept involved a Chinese J-10 fighter jet and a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane.
Defense Ministry spokesman says report to Congress on China's military presence in the South China Sea has 'severely damaged' trust.
China's building spree on remote islands in the South China Sea has its neighbors worried and turning to Washington.
Security experts have warned this could be the first of many military flights.
Indonesian authorities tried to detain a Chinese vessel they said was fishing illegally in its waters.
Officials say China has deployed up to seven ships to Quirino Atoll, also known as Jackson Atoll.
The U.S. says it will continue conducting "freedom of navigation patrols" by ships and aircraft to assure unimpeded passage through the region.
A new Chinese missile designed to destroy an aircraft carrier from 900 miles away may demand a change in U.S. military strategy.
Pentagon says the aim is to counter efforts to limit freedom of navigation; China response is forceful.
His one-day visit comes amid growing international concern over rising tensions in area.
The artificial islands are in waters disputed by several countries.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen welcomed the deployment of the U.S. P8 Poseidon spy plane.
China insists it has undisputed sovereignty over most of the South China Sea, a claim that overlaps with four ASEAN countries.