Philippines' official hails South China Sea ruling a 'crowning glory'

July 15, 2016 5:02 AM

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Philippines' official hails South China Sea ruling a 'crowning glory'

MANILA/ULAANBAATAR A decision invalidating China's vast claims in the South China Sea was a "crowning glory" that renews faith in international law, the Philippines' top lawyer said on Friday, in Manila's strongest comment yet on its sweeping win.

The remarks by Solicitor General Jose Calida follow two days of carefully calibrated responses from the Philippines and are almost certain to irritate China further.

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