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Harrison, M ORCID: 0000-0002-5581-7910 2022 , 'Tasmania', in J Fitzgerald (ed.), Taking the Low Road: China's Influence in Australian States and Territories , The Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited, Barton ACT, Australia, pp. 165-182.

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Abstract

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 Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Harrison, M
Keywords: China, Australia, Tasmania, international relations
Publisher: The Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited
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