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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. Basketball Harden--004,DC / CHINOOK 6 BLACK / WHITE EDYAA03021-KVJ0Jordans 30--015,.
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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 Free45-0785,QUIKSILVER / LIGHTS OFF SNAP JADESHEEN AQYHA03422-GKA0Jordans foamposite-0085,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Jordans 4-0201,DAKINE / CAMPUS 33L BORDEAUX 8130057Jordans Future-0037,. 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 Lunar-0022,DC / WAISTPACK BLACK / WHITE EDYBA03031-KVJ0Air Force LOW-0305,.
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 Free44-0889,DC / PUNCHYARD BP RIO RED EDYBP03132-RRK0Basketball James-0445,.
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