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Philippines Calls on China to Respect Coming Decision on Sea Claims

The Philippines asked China on Monday to respect an upcoming decision by an international arbitration tribunal on Beijing's claim to most of the South China Sea to show it does not regard itself as “above the law.” Reacting to criticism by his Chinese counterpart, Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Beijing should foster a world order based on international law by heeding the expected decision this year. The Philippines asked the tribunal in The Hague in early 2013...

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