October 26, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit by Papua New Guinea citizens against mining company Rio Tinto on claims of genocide and war crimes. Allowing the suit under the Alien Tort Statute, the court ruled that it may proceed due to the Australian mining ...[read more]
May 17, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A Chinese appeals court on Monday upheld the convictions of three Chinese citizens convicted in March of receiving bribes and stealing commercial secrets while employed by Australian mining company Rio Tinto. The men, Wang Yong, Ge Minqiang, and Liu Caikui, were sentenced to between seven and 14 ...[read more]
March 29, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A Chinese court on Monday convicted four employees of Australian mining company Rio Tinto of receiving bribes and stealing commercial secretes. Rio Tinto's Shanghai manager, Australian national Stern Hu, and three Chinese colleagues were sentenced to between seven and 14 years in prison for acce... ...[read more]
July 10, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Chinese authorities on Wednesday detained four employees of Australian mining company Rio Tinto on suspicion of stealing 'state secrets' during stalled iron ore price negotiations. Rio Tinto's Shanghai manager Stern Hu, who is an Australian citizen, along with three of the company's... ...[read more]

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