BEIJING -- Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto has asked its foreign staff to leave China or not return to the country after four of its employees were detained earlier this month and accused of stealing state secrets, a person familiar with the situation said. The espionage case -- which the authorities allege involved the payment of bribes for information related to iron-ore pricing negotiations between Chinese steelmakers and miners -- has raised fears that others connected to the talks could also face legal jeopardy. Rio Tinto says it isn't aware of any misconduct by its employees. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124774933236051281.html China convicting foreigners of "stealing state screts". Ha, ha, ha ! Good joke ! Somebody remembering Chinese industrial espionage cases in G8 countries??