Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Men's WARRIOR Adonis Lacrosse Cleats (GREY/RED),DC / KIDS WANDERER S/S SNOW WHITE EDBZT03172-WBB0Nike Free46-0013,, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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Basketball OTHER-0285,DC / KIDS STAR ZH BLACK GID EDBSF03039-BKR0Basketball Hyperdunk-0168,. The penetration of Chinese money into Hokkaido has been progressing quietly but steadily. Nike Free45-0936,BURTON / KIDS BASE CAMP SHORT TRUE BLACK 288428Basketball James-0574,, Chinese capital last year purchased more than 2,400 hectares of forestland and an estimated 4,000 hectares of land for solar power generation — together equivalent to the area encompassed by the Yamanote Line in Tokyo. No doubt, there are additional land purchases by Chinese money not reported to the government.
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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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China’s penetration is more clearly visible in the town of Shiranuka, which lies next door to Kushiro. High schools there have designated Chinese as a selective foreign language subject for second- and third-year students. Jordans 2--013,HAND SPINNER / CAMO LEOPARDJordans 14--040,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Basketball kyrie--044,HAND SPINNER / FLASH YELLOWJordans 30--007,.
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,Man Max 90-1018,HAND SPINNER / TRIANGLE WHITENike Free44-0984,.
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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. Basketball kyrie-0010,DC / SNAPPY SNAP FATIGUE GREEN ADYHA00058-CQY0Kid free28-35-0152,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Nike Free44-0882,JORDAN / MODERN HERITAGE SNAP LIGHT BONE / BLACK 834893-072Nike Free45-0561,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?