Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Nike Free46-0073,VANS / WMNS ATOMIC CREW BLACK VA31O7BLKNike Free46-0112,, 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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The eastern Hokkaido city of Kushiro, meanwhile, Kid free28-35-0212,HAND SPINNER / PRINT TIE DYENike Free45-0830,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, Jordans 6-0181,SUPRA / KIDS VAIDER BURGUNDY / GUM 58200-653-MBasketball Kobe-0486,.
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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. Man Max 90-1084,GARAGE / ML6645 LEOPARD / BLUE / GREEN ML6645MAN Max 2016--143,.
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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,Nike Free44-1017,MY I / 6300A MATTED BLACK / GREEN 6300ANike Free45-0733,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Nike Flyknit-0168,JORDAN / JUMPMAN SNAP GYM RED / BLACK 619360-689Jordans 4-0198,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Basketball Kobe-0354,VANS / LAWN PARTY TRUCKER CAMO V005KHCMABasketball kyrie-0001,.
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-0326,VANS / BEACH GIRL TRUCKER COLUMBIA / LEVANDER V00H5LKYMNike Free44-0864,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Nike Free45-0561,BURTON / WMNS TINDER BP 25L JADED FLIGHT SATIN 152921-427Jordans other-0081,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?