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China has become Tasmania's biggest trading partner, but has the state been left vulnerable?: Interview with Emily Baker and Annah Fromberg

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Harrison, M, China has become Tasmania's biggest trading partner, but has the state been left vulnerable?: Interview with Emily Baker and Annah Fromberg, ABC Tasmania, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, 18 November (2019) [Media Interview]


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Abstract

University of Tasmania China expert Mark Harrison said it was clear Mr Xi had a genuine interest in Tasmania ahead of his November 2014 visit, but said it was not solely sentimental.

Dr Harrison said Tasmania offered clear opportunities in trade and Antarctica and provided good media coverage to help bolster his relatively new leadership.

"Tasmania offered a lot of photo opportunities. It was part of his consolidation of political authority in the Chinese system, so it was useful to him for those reasons," Dr Harrison said.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Tasmania China relations, trade
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Political Science
Research Field:Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and Politics
Objective Field:Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
UTAS Author:Harrison, M (Dr Mark Harrison)
ID Code:135844
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-11-18
Last Modified:2019-11-20
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