Stern Hu

Strangers at Home

Geremie Barmé writes on the difficult double standard for overseas Chinese. From the Wall Street Journal: When things go well and there are opportunities to be grasped, the overseas Chinese, with their inside-track appreciation...

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...

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 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...

Rio Employees Face Trade Secrets, Bribery Charges

The four detained RIo Tinto employees have been formally charged, though the anticipated charge of “stealing state secrets” was left off the list. Xinhua reports: Prosecutors have approved the arrest of four...

Rio Tinto Sales Executive Found Success in China’s Changes

The Wall Street Journal profiles Stern Hu, the Rio Tinto executive being detained in China on suspicion of stealing state secrets: Mr. Hu in many ways personifies China’s recent history of marketization and opening to the...



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