Australia’s Threat Perception of China on China–Vanuatu Cooperation in 2018
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- Australia, China, Vanuatu, Threat Perception
China’s plan to construct a seaport in Vanuatu in April 2018 was seen by Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as a threat. He stated that Australia would view this cooperation with great concern. As a middle power in the Pacific and a representative of Western power, Australia’s reaction was exaggerated in some ways. This paper suggests that such a reaction reflects the emergence of threat perception on the part of Australia toward China. The paper mainly discusses the factors leading to threat perception based on Cohen’s threat perception theory. Three variables are used to explain Australia’s reaction/response according to Cohen’s theory: (1) geography, (2) threatening signal and mistrust, (3) sense of vulnerability.
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TY - CONF AU - Robitul Haq PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/31 TI - Australia’s Threat Perception of China on China–Vanuatu Cooperation in 2018 BT - Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Universitas Indonesia Conference (APRISH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 219 EP - 224 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210531.027 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210531.027 ID - Haq2021 ER -