China urges Australia to "stop making irresponsible remarks" on Rio Tinto trial.


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1China urges Australia to `` stop making irresponsible remarks '' on Rio Tinto trial .
2China Tuesday urged Australia to `` stop making irresponsible remarks '' on the Rio Tinto trial .
3`` We express serious concerns about some comments made by the Australian side on the Rio Tinto case , '' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a regular news briefing .
4`` The Rio Tinto case is an individual criminal case and China 's relevant judiciary department has given its verdict after the first instance trial , '' said Qin .
5`` The Australian side should respect the verdict and stop making irresponsible remarks , '' he said .
6Four defendants in the Rio Tinto case , including Australian national Stern Hu , got jail terms from seven to 14 years for bribery and stealing commercial secrets .
7The verdict was handed down Monday afternoon by the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People 's Court .
8Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith reportedly said on Monday that China had missed an opportunity to clarify its laws regarding commercial secrets .