Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Nike Free46-0029,DC / KIDS STAR ZH PORT ROYALE / YELLOW EDBSF03039-RSZ0Nike Free46-0058,, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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Basketball Harden-0031,ROXY / FROST PRINTED ZH HA-HUI ERJFT03313-KVJ8Nike Free45-0944,. The penetration of Chinese money into Hokkaido has been progressing quietly but steadily. Nike Free45-0966,VANS / WMNS JOE COOL CREW WHITE / BLACK VA3AVHYB2Jordans KID 11C-3y-0353,, 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 12--083,HAND SPINNER / FLASH GREENMan Max 90-1093,.
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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,Man Max 90-1059,GARAGE / VO4120E LEOPARD VO4120ENike Free44-1044,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Nike wonen Flyknit-0092,DC / TEAR SNAP BLACK ADYHA03344-KVJ0Basketball OTHER-0118,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Jordans 4-0203,NIKE / SB ICON SNAP MEDIUM OLIVE / ANTHRACITE / BLACK 628683-222Basketball Kobe-0384,.
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. Air Force LOW-0262,JORDAN / JUMPMAN PERF SNAP BLACK 835339-010Nike Free44-0835,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Nike Free45-0508,BURTON / TINDER BP 25L FIRED BRCK RIP CRDRA 163371-611Jordans 7-0058,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?