An official of the Anglo-
Australian mining giant Rio Tinto on Monday admitted in a Chinese
court that he took nearly USD one million bribe in a case that
has sparked a diplomatic row between Beijing and Canberra.
China has charged four employees of
mining giant Rio Tinto including an Australian in an
industrial espionage case that has strained diplomatic ties, a
lawyer for one of the employees said on Wednesday.
Rio Tinto Ltd said on Tuesday that it was still unaware of any evidence to justify China`s detention of
four employees on spying allegations, as the Australian
government urged Beijing to speed up the case.