So Australia’s mining giant, Rio-Tinto, refuses to do a deal with China last summer. China responds by jailing four Chinese Rio-Tinto employees and last week, after nine months in the cozy, comfortable confines of a Chinese prison, they all plead guilty. Today they’ve been sentenced to seven to fourteen years in jail and the Aussies and Chinese are cooing soft noises about doing that deal after all. Too bad for the four employees – Rio Tinto has fired them because they were shocked, shocked! – to discover gambling going on – but business is business, eh?