South China Sea
Philippines weighing legal options against China over coral reef 'destruction'
Any move to pursue arbitration would be highly controversial after the Philippines' landmark 2016 victory that concluded Beijing's claim to sovereignty over most of the South China Sea had no basis under international law.
China's 'aggressive behaviour' in South China Sea must be challenged, says US Navy official
China has built militarised, manmade islands in the South China Sea and its claim of historic sovereignty overlaps with the exclusive economic zones of the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.