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China pushes record Rio Tinto second quarter profits

Global mining giant Rio Tinto has announced record profits for its second quarter on the back of strong demand in China and higher metal prices.

The Anglo-Australian group saw its half-year net profits more than triple to $5.8bn. This compares with $1.6bn for the same period last year.

The BBC's Owen Thomas spoke to chief executive Tom Albanese. He asked him if the main reason the company is doing so well is because of growth in China.