Australian media announced that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Australia in mid-November to attend the G11 summit in Brisbane, and then visit Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. Tasmanian officials said in an interview with our reporter that President Xi’s visit will bring unprecedented international media exposure to Hobart, and it will play an inestimable role in promoting trade and cultural exchanges between Tasmania and China.

President Xi Jinping's visit to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania, has received great attention and attention within Australia. Matthew Grum, Minister of Economic Development of Tasmania, stated that President Xi Jinping’s visit will bring unprecedented opportunities to Tasmania. “I think that President Xi Jinping’s visit is a great opportunity for Tasmania. It is an exciting opportunity for Nia. We can deepen friendship and strengthen trade with China. At present, we have a lot of economic, trade and personnel exchanges with China, which is very important."

Tasmania has a long history with President Xi Jinping. Chinese leader Xi Jinping served as secretary of the Fujian Provincial Party Committee, and Fujian and Tazhou are sister provinces. In 2012, the then governor of Tasmania sent an invitation to Xi Jinping, who had just assumed the presidency, hoping that President Xi Jinping would visit Tasmania. Former Australian Prime Minister Gillard also talked about Tasmania with President Xi Jinping during his visit to China last year. Gillard later said that President Xi has shown a very deep understanding of Tasmania.

At present, China is Tasmania’s largest trading partner. It exports a large amount of minerals, timber, aquatic products and agricultural products to China every year, with a total export value of more than 6 million Australian dollars, or more than 30 billion yuan. Minister Grum said that in addition to the strong promotion of bilateral trade, President Xi Jinping's visit to Tasmania and China has an inestimable role in promoting cultural exchanges between Tasmania and China. "China is the largest tourist in Tasmania. The country of origin of international tourists. Among the international tourists received in Tasmania last year, the number of Chinese tourists accounted for 12.5% ​​of the total number, and there was a rapid growth trend. In the past year alone, the number of Chinese tourists visiting Tasmania increased by 61%. At the same time, there are also many Chinese students in Tasmania. After President Xi Jinping's visit, we expect the number of Chinese students to double."

Due to its unique geographical location, Hobart provides a natural passage to the Southern Ocean, Macquarie Island in the sub-Antarctic region and the vast eastern part of Antarctica. It is a supply point for Antarctic scientific research stations and bases. Minister Grum also expressed the hope that Tasmania can provide more convenience for China in the Antarctic scientific expedition. "China regards Hobart as the gateway to the Antarctic scientific expedition, and China and Australia also have a lot of cooperation in the Antarctic scientific expedition. Tasmania. I am willing to facilitate China's Antarctic scientific expedition and provide assistance for the supply of Chinese scientific expedition stations."

It is reported that Xi Jinping is expected to visit Hobart, Tasmania on November 11, after the G18 summit. Ron Christie, Deputy Mayor of Hobart, extended a warm welcome to President Xi Jinping's visit. He said that the city of Hobart will prepare for the visit of President Xi Jinping, "Hobart is ready, of course we still have a lot of work to do, such as Chinese sign language. In places like the airport, we need more Chinese label, welcome everyone. At the same time, the Tasmanian Tourism Association is launching Chinese cultural education for our personnel. Of course, we also attach great importance to security issues."

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