China's strongly-worded reactions comes just a day after an worldwide tribunal rejected the country's claim over a vast expanse of the strategic South China Sea, ruling that Beijing had no "legal" or "historic" claim over the waters.

An worldwide tribunal ruled on Tuesday against China's claims that it had "historical rights" in the South China Sea.

While introducing a policy paper in response to the ruling, Liu said the islands in the South China Sea were China's "inherent territory" and blamed the Philippines for stirring up trouble.

China warned its rivals not to turn the South China Sea into a "cradle of war" on Wednesday, threatening an air defence zone there, after its claims to the strategically vital waters were declared invalid.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged all South China Sea claimants to resolve their disputes peaceful, saying Australia would keep exercising its worldwide rights to freedom of navigation and overflight, and support the right of others to do the same.

Taiwan's government said the ruling was "completely unacceptable" and had no legally binding force since the arbitral tribunal did not formally invite Taipei to participate in its proceedings or solicit its views.

"This patrol mission is to show the determination of the Taiwan people to protect our country's rights", Tsai said from the warship.

China used deadly force to seize control of the Paracel Islands from South Vietnam in 1974, and Johnson Reef from a united Vietnam in 1988.

China claims almost all of the sea - which is of huge military importance and through which about $5 trillion worth of shipping trade passes annually - even waters approaching the coasts of the Philippines and other Southeast Asian nations. "We welcome that and the door is open for that", he said, adding that the two countries are already in contact with each other through diplomatic channels.

"Some say China will impose economic sanctions on countries which bring such matters to the worldwide court, this is not only undermining small economies but the region's economy because China is a world economic power", Ahmad Martadha said.

Indeed, Chinese officials suggested that the Tribunal was little more than a "puppet", and blamed the U.S. for "stirring up trouble".

China has vowed to ignore the ruling.

"I am adamant that relations will remain normal as Indonesia has issued a statement that quite clearly explains Indonesia's position on the matter", said Luhut at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

To further discuss the South China Sea arbitration results, CCTV America's Elaine Reyes spoke with Brendan Mulvaney, senior non-resident fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China.

"If our security is threatened, we of course have the right to set it up", Liu said.


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