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US Takes Hard Look at China’s Secrets

From Asia Times: During last week’s hearings by the United States-China Congressional Committee (USCC), the convergence between China’s new state secrets law, the Google controversy and the Rio Tinto case came into...

Rio Issues ‘Extra Guidelines’ for China

The Financial Times has a report on Rio Tinto in the wake of the conviction of four of its employees in China: At its annual general meeting on Thursday, Rio came closer than before to acknowledging scepticism over the grounds...

Bribery Rife in Rio Tinto China Operation: Court

Court documents in the Rio Tinto case obtained by The Age show rampant bribery by imprisoned executive Stern Hu: …The discussion of bribery is damning. Huge sums of cash were stored in third party bank accounts –...

Hu Won’t Appeal Sentence in Rio Case, Lawyer Says

Australian Stern Hu will not appeal his guilty verdict for bribery in the Rio Tinto, but at least two of his colleagues will, Bloomberg reports: Stern Hu, the former Rio Tinto Group official given 10 years in prison in China for...

Philip Bowring: China Gets Tougher

In the wake of the sentencing of Rio Tinto executives in China, Philip Bowring looks at the bigger picture of the iron ore business in the country: Whatever the full truth of the charges against them (Hu pleaded guilty to a...

Rio Turns to Kissinger for Help

With the sentencing of four of its employees on bribery and corporate espionage charges, Rio Tinto has hired Henry Kissinger to help smooth relations with the Chinese government. The Sydney Morning Herald reports: The Herald...

Murky World of Corruption in China

In the wake of the sentencing of Rio Tinto executives for bribery, the BBC looks at how foreign businesses operate in China: Bribery and other forms of corruption are problems often encountered by foreign businesses operating in...

Rio Tinto Employees Sentenced in China Bribery Case

The four Rio Tinto employees on trial in China for bribery and stealing commercial secrets have been found guilty and sentenced to prison. From the New York Times: They were given sentences of 7 years to 14 years in prison, and...

Rio Tinto Trial in China Concludes

The trial of four Rio Tinto executives on charges of bribery has closed without a verdict, the New York Times reports: The defendants face 5 to 15 years in prison, if convicted. A three-judge panel is expected to rule in days or...

Steel Magnate Named in Rio China Trial

Du Shuanghua, one of China’s wealthiest people and a top steelmaker, has been implicated in the trial of four Rio Tinto executives, which concluded today in Shanghai. From the Financial Times: Mr Du – who was China’s...

Rio Tinto Execs Plead Guilty (Updated)

AP reports on the trial of four Rio TInto executives who are on trial in Shanghai for bribery: The admissions of bribe taking — although no details of the allegations have been released — are a blow for Rio Tinto at a time when...

Trial of Four Rio Tinto Employees Opens in China

The trial of Stern Hu and the three other Rio Tinto employees charged with espionage and bribery has opened in Shanghai. From Reuters: Four police vans swept into the court in Shanghai, China’s financial hub, while foreign...

Rio Staff Trial Seen as Test for China

The Chinese government has announced that the upcoming trial of four Rio Tinto employees will be closed. From the Sydney Morning Herald: Canberra wants transparency in the three-day trial in Shanghai, but hearings on the...

China to Put Rio Tinto Staff on Trial

The four Rio Tinto employees who have been charged with stealing industrial secrets and bribery will be tried on Monday, the Guardian reports: The Australian government in particular has been angered by the arrest of Rio’s...

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