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Stern Hu Formally Charged

Stern Hu and his three other Rio Tinto colleagues have been formally arrested on charges of  infringing trade secrets and bribery.  This is a major breakthrough in a scandal that has severely damaged goodwill between Australia and China.  The timing … Continue reading

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Simon Crean snubbed by China

It is common knowledge in Australia that the Chinese government is very protocol conscious, particularly when it is dealing with officials from other countries.  So when Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean arrived in Shanghai and made representations on behalf of … Continue reading

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The Rio Lesson: Ignore it at Your Own Peril

Thanks to JR at JustRecently’s Weblog for this excellent follow up on a previous discussion about the Rio Tinto spy scandal.  For those who intend to do business with China, please take note of the various case studies quoted in … Continue reading

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Rio Staff made scapegoat for CISA’s incompetence

CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT UPDATES More evidence has emerged today to indicate that the Rio Tinto staff detained for spying allegations have been made scapegoats for the Chinese Government’s lack of competence in consolidating China’s fragmented steel industry.  However, in … Continue reading

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China’s Version of “Soft Power” (UPDATE)

This is an update on the previous post titled: China’s Version of “Soft Power” Xinhua has just filed a report from its Canberra office with regard to the arrest of Rio Tinto staff in Shanghai.  In the report Xinhua refers to … Continue reading

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