Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Nike Free46-0110,DC / KIDS SNAPPY SNAP BLUE MOON ADBHA00008-BLP0Nike Free45-0993,, 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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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 2016--131,DC / CHINOOK 6 VINTAGE GREEN EDYAA03021-GZJ0Basketball Harden--006,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Man Max 90-1064,DC / PEKETO TENNISNike Free44-0997,.
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 Free45-0708,DC / RD HIGHLIGHT BELT BLAZING ORANGE ADYAA00008-NHPNike Free45-0778,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Basketball OTHER-0133,VANS / PEANUTS BEACH GIRL TRUCKER WOODSTOCK VA3B3XO45Jordans 13-0181,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Man Max UM-0033,DAKINE / CAMPUS 25L CARBON 8130056Air Force LOW-0295,.
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 Free44-0841,DAKINE / CLASSIC HIP PACK FIELDCAMO 8130205Nike Free45-0509,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Jordans 13-0175,DC / WAISTPACK BLACK / WHITE EDYBA03031-KVJ0Jordans KID 11C-3y-0268,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?