China hopes South Korea handles the deployment of the advanced US THAAD missile system in a prudent and proper manner, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.
An Austrian expert has said that arbitration cannot solve the South China Sea dispute between China and the Philippines.
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen reiterated on Wednesday that the country would not support an arbitral tribunal's upcoming decision over the South China Sea issue.
A seminar on the South China Sea Arbitration and International Rule of Law was held on Sunday in the Hague, the location of the Permanent Court of Arbitration's arbitral tribunal.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned that his party sees the upcoming ruling in arbitration concerning the South China Sea as "the worst political collusion in the framework of international politics".
Manila's unilateral referral to the Permanent Court of Arbitration of its disputes with Beijing over the South China Sea issue does not "seem necessarily the most adequate initiative at this moment," Lydia Samarbakhsh.
China and the Philippines should engage in "constructive" dialogue to solve their dispute in the South China Sea as conflicts are "destructive" to all sides, Turkish analysts said.
The Western Australian (WA) police were investigating a racist firebomb attack at a mosque in Perth while hundreds did evening prayers, Perth Now reported on Wednesday.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged Japan not to "hype up" the South China Sea issue.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday blamed the Islamic State (IS) for the terrorist attacks on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that killed 36 people and injured many others.
On Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said some people in Japan have been hyping up the South China Sea issue, building up tension, and making regional countries oppose each other.
The United States should urge the Philippines to return to negotiation with China to settle the maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea, said Abraham Sofaer, former legal adviser to the US State Department.