Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Nike Free46-0093,ROXY / CREW ROXY TRIBES S/S PEACH AMBER ERJZT03522-MFP0Nike Free45-0986,, 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, Nike Free44-1063,GARAGE / ML6655B YELLOW / BLUE ML6655BNike Free46-0144,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, Jordans 6-0189,GARAGE / VO3103A SILVER / BLUE VO3103AMan Max 95360-0049,.
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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 90-1093,GARAGE / ML6655 BLACK / SMOKE ML6655Man Shox OZ2--014,.
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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 Free44-1034,DC / RD HIGHLIGHT BELT GREEN FLASH ADYAA00008-GJSNike Free45-0722,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Basketball OTHER-0135,SUPRA / ABOVE SNAP BURGUNDY / WHITE C3501-663Jordans 5-0134,. 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-0352,VANS / PEANUTS BEACH GIRL TRUCKER WOODSTOCK VA3B3XO45Basketball Rose-0081,.
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-0328,BURTON / KILO BP 27L GREY HEATHER (SUBTITLE) 136491-079Nike Free45-0529,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Basketball James-0435,DAKINE / CAMPUS 33L BORDEAUX 8130057Jordans KID 11C-3y-0265,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?