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Harrison, M, Tasmania, Taking the Low Road: China's Influence in Australian States and Territories, The Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited, J Fitzgerald (ed), Barton ACT, Australia, pp. 165-182. ISBN 9781925229714 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

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On 18 November 2014, Xi Jinping arrived in Tasmania for a five-hour visit. State government policy and politics had been oriented around his visit for more than a year before, and it remained the most important event in Tasmania–China relations for several years afterwards. The visit also highlighted specific features of state-level paradiplomacy, in which both Tasmania and China sought to institutionalise a relationship but were constrained by history and ideological imperatives and policy capacity on both sides. The result is a relationship that’s characterised by a partial institutionalisation that has generally failed to achieve what either side has promised and has been overtaken by broader issues in Australia-China relations.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:China, Australia, Tasmania, international relations
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
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:148831
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-02-15
Last Modified:2022-07-28

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