CANBERRA, Mar. 25 -- The trial of four Rio Tinto (RIO.AX: Quote) executives over accusations of bribery and stealing commercial secrets had not set back Australia's resource trade with China, Australia's Treasurer Wayne Swan said on Thursday.
"Business has been going ahead with China at a pretty fast pace for the whole time we've been in government. ... The fact is, the economic relationship between Australia and China has been growing right through that period," Swan told reporters.