Stern Hu, the Asian-Australian Rio Tinto exec who was detained nine months ago has now said he will plead guilty today to charges of bribery. Hu was accused of receiving around 6 million RMB of bribes and could end up in jail for over five years. However, despite agreeing to the plea, Hu is still contesting the amount of bribes alleged to have been taken. Though the hearing for the bribery charge will conclude today, since only Xinmin and Xinhua have been allowed into the courtroom, we may only find out what went on tomorrow. Incidentally, the trials for commercial secrets theft start tomorrow as well.