With US in existence, the world will peace only after being its slaves! This is the order of the jungle. Any nation that detests it will have to pay its price for it. Not high but high enough for that nation to be recorded as has become part of the a large power, USA; willingly!
Looks like the US-orchestrated US$30 million arbitration at the Hague failed and ended with at least four unintended consequences.
First, America's Howland and Baker Islands, lying between Hawaii and Australia are uninhabited and have no fresh water, so they are now rocks, with no 200nm exclusive economic zones, a big blow to America.
Second, Japan's Okinotorishima, 1000 nm miles south of Tokyo, also has no fresh water and uninhabited, is now a rock, after spending Us$600 million to make it into an artificial island in 2012.
Three, Diego Gracia, a US navy base in the Indian Ocean, is now also a rock as it cannot sustain an economic life or human habitation on its own and will not have a 200nm EEZ.
But never trust the Americans. Kerry may say the US does not take sides now but when Killary or Trump becomes president she/he will disavow what Kerry say. She/he will refer to the arbitral ruling and use that as a pretext to violate China's territorial waters in the South China Sea.
This is norm with American officials who always speak with forked tongues.
According to information released, Filipino president Aquino III spent the USD30Million without proper approval during his official term. Probably, it warrants an inquiry into the matter. Former Filipino president Arroya was arrested for her great deeds. Let see this time, if Aquino III will be less fortunate.
When that 'turn the page' notion was flash across the news by the US, immediately that six senses triggered itself and that notion was, what really does US want from China this time and are willing to talk at a amicable tone even to the extend of suggesting between two claimants.
Wow, must be something that no one can offer except China. No matter what or how, China must beware of people offering gifts and watch your 6 as well.