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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. The North Face Drew Peak Hooded Top CP1159,Women's Shoe Nike Flyknit Zoom Agility 698616-101Antony Morato Hooded Light Jacket CP1217,.
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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 Tech Windrunner Jacket CP1470,Women's Shoe Nike Free Transform Flyknit 833410-600Condemned Nation Triple Knitted Cardigan CP1789,.
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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. Nike Jordan Westbrook 0 Holiday Trainer CP4802,Nike Flex Fury 2 Boys Preschool Racer Blue/White/Wolf Grey/Deep Royal Blue Running Shoes V72047Puma Basket Trainer CP4916,.
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