Beijing "has the right" to declare an air defence identification zone over the South China Sea, it said as it stepped up denunciations of an international tribunal that ruled against its expansive claims in the strategic waters.

China: territorial dispute over South China Sea continues

Beijing "has the right" to declare an air defence identification zone over the South China Sea, it said as it stepped up denunciations of an international tribunal that ruled against its expansive claims in the strategic waters.