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China expert Linda Jakobson on what China wants

September 24th, 2015

Episode 151 of 243 episodes

Linda Jakobson's research focuses on China's foreign and security policy, Northeast Asian political dynamics, maritime security in Indo-Pacific Asia, Australia-China ties, and China's Arctic activities. Since moving to Australia in 2011 the China-US-Australia triangle has become a new research topic. She also founded China Matters Ltd, a not for profit organisation whose goal is to stimulate and sustain a nuanced and informed public conversation in Australia about China's rise and its implications for Australia. She speaks with Margaret Throsby about the China led Asian Investment Infrastructure Bank, what China wants from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement and the leadership of Xi Jinping as well as her Finnish background and years spent living in China.

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