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]
Official URL: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-18/tasmania-ch...
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.
|Item Type:||Media Interview|
|Keywords:||Tasmania China relations, trade|
|Research Division:||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)|
|Deposited By:||Office of the School of Social Sciences|
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