China is expecting the worst case scenario once the judgment is delivered. Of course, China did not participate in the hearing and declare that it has no binding effect. Therefore it would not affect the outcome except that China's image suffers. The Philippines' incoming president, Rodrigo Duterte, says he is open to bilateral talks with China if the standoff is not resolved in two years.
China has been harassing the Philipeans and been trying to claim that its boarder is larger than it actually is for years. This ruling is a good thing because it helped stop the amount of bullying that the larger country has be engaging in over the last hundred or so years.
An international tribunal in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines in a maritime dispute Tuesday, concluding China has no legal basis to claim historic rights to the bulk of the South China Sea. I feel it is ridiculous that we have to fight over our rights to fish, but it rightfully belongs to the Phillipines and China is just being a bully
The International Court's ruling was right because China has no right to claim territory in international waters in the South China Sea. China made a huge claim based on nothing but the fact that it is the largest and most powerful country in the area. China should respect the sovereignty of its neighbors.