President Xi Jinping receives the purple bear in Tasmania. Photo: AFP President Xi Jinping receives the purple bear in Tasmania. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping receives the purple bear in Tasmania. Photo: AFP

How Chinese leader Xi Jinping turned Tasmanian toy into a bear essential

President's purple gift sparks huge demand in China, opening up new markets for businesses

President Xi Jinping receives the purple bear in Tasmania. Photo: AFP President Xi Jinping receives the purple bear in Tasmania. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping receives the purple bear in Tasmania. Photo: AFP
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