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International Court Ruling on China, Philippines Dispute Could Be Vital

An international tribunal will issue a ruling on Tuesday (July 12) on a territorial dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. Though the decision will not determine sovereignty of the territory in question, it could have wide-ranging implications for China's sweeping claims in one of the world's most important and bitterly contested waterways. What's behind the dispute?  China claims nearly the entire 3.5 million square-kilometer South...

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