China warns Australia to stay out of South China Sea ruling debate

Lu said Beijing has already lodged a diplomatic protest with the Australian Embassy for the "wrongful statements" issued by its leaders about the recent ruling on the South China Sea.

"With the decision, Indonesia should be more confident to enforce its rights under global law if there are Chinese vessels entering Indonesia's exclusive economic zone", Fadli said.

A state-run Chinese newspaper has run an editorial calling the governments of Japan and the United States the "eunuchs" of new Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, following a humiliating loss for Beijing at the Hague over its claims in the South China Sea.

The United States should be willing to use military force to oppose Chinese aggression at a disputed reef off the coast of the Philippines, a former commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific told a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled that "China violated the Philippines' sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone by interfering with Philippine fishing and petroleum exploration, by constructing artificial islands, and failing to prevent Chinese fishermen from fishing in the economic zone".

He did not specify when talks could take place.

"We highly value the role of the UNCLOS in ensuring supremacy of law in the Earth's oceans".

According to the source, the draft Asean statement called for the implementation of the 2002 Asean Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, signed by Asean and China, and for the adoption by Asean and China of the Code of Conduct they have been discussing.

"We will not accept any action or proposal based on the award of the arbitration". Sino-Philippine relations plummeted over the maritime row under Duterte's predecessor Benigno Aquino, whose government filed the arbitration case in 2013.

Deputy mainland external affairs agency head Liu Zhenmin also warned other nations not to challenge China's security interests in the South China Sea, saying Beijing had the right to establish an air defense identification zone over the disputed waters if necessary.

Pimentel said the arbitral court's ruling "validates the Philippine claim of jurisdiction over certain shoals, reefs and outcrops".

Duterte, who took office on June 30, has said he wants better relations with Beijing and to attract Chinese investment for major infrastructure projects.

China regards the boundary issue as a legacy from history and refuses to recognise the McMahon Line as the effective boundary between the two countries.

"My message is the same as the foreign minister's", Payne said.

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