China says Laos supports it on South China Sea case

Chinese ship and helicopter are seen during a search and rescue exercise near Qilian Yu subgroup in the Paracel Islands, which is known in China as Xisha Islands, South China SeaChina has won the support of Laos in rejecting the outcome of a court ruling against China's claims in the South China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled on Tuesday that China had no historic claim to the waters and it had violated the Philippines' economic and sovereign rights. China rejected the ruling, having declined to participate in the case saying the court had no jurisdiction.

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