China’s Truman-Style Resource Quest Tests UN Law and Neighbors

China’s Truman-Style Resource Quest Tests UN Law and Neighbors

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A member of China's People's Liberation Army holds back a curtain during a media tour in Beijing on July 21, 2011. China has until tomorrow to appoint a member of the dispute resolution body after the Philippines selected Rudiger Wolfrum, one of 21 members of the UN-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.