Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Men's UNDER ARMOUR Vertical Wordmark Long-Sleeve Tee (RED/BLACK-600),SOUR / ARMY EMBROIDERED PH BLACK / WHITEMountain Hardwear Stripes Reversible Dome Beanie (Black),, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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Chinese investments are particularly active along the Pacific coast of Hokkaido, especially in the cities of Tomakomai and Kushiro, both equipped with port facilities.
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Resort facilities in Tomamu and Sahoro are well-known as instances of investments in Hokkaido by Chinese. The Tomamu resort was suddenly bought up by a Shanghai company 15 years ago and what used to look like a ghost town has developed a completely different face. But unlike other resorts,Jordans 30--014,HAND SPINNER / BASIC WHITEMan Max 90-1071,.
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What China is doing in Hokkaido is far from constructing strategic bases in foreign lands as part of its “One Belt, One Road” initiative to connect it to Europe. But China’s intention of slowly penetrating Hokkaido over a long period of time is clear. Beijing’s ideal outcome is to create a situation in which people in Hokkaido cannot move forward without relying on China, the diplomatic source said. Max Flyknit-0051,VANS / DEPPSTER BELT BLACK / WHITE V6D8Y28Air Force LOW-0280,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Nike Free44-0821,VANS / SLIPPED WALLET BLACK / WHITE VC32Y28Nike Free45-0536,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?