Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Nike Air Max 90 Girls Grade School Pink Blast/Black/Gamma Blue Running Shoes V68534,Men's Shoe Nike Free Train Instinct 833274-860Adidas Crazy 8 Mens Phantom/Tech Grey/Vivid Mint Basketball Shoes V68115,, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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More ominous is the acquisition of farmland by Chinese capital. For example, Nike Air Zoom Odyssey Mens White/Volt/Vivid Purple Running Shoes V94985,Men's Shoe Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 843764-401Nike Flex Run 2015 Mens Black/Laser Orange/Bright Citrus/Volt Running Shoes V21174,.
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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. Nike Kids Jr Tiempo Genio Leather TF Soccer Green Strike/Black/Green Strike UK#N5-9531,Men's Shoe Nike Zoom Ascension 832234-100adidas Originals Mini Classic Backpack CP09,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Nike Flex Fury 2 Womens Dark Grey/White/Pink Blast Running Shoes V51192,Men's Shoe Nike Zoom Train Toranada 835657-001Creative Recreation Infant Kaplan Trainer CP507,.
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,adidas Originals Junior Racer Lite CP566,Men's Shoe Nike Zoom Train Incredibly Fast 844803-001Creative Recreation Infant Kaplan Metallic Mesh Trainer CP503,.
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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. Clear Weather One-O-One Shoe CP3903,NIKE AIR MAX 2015 Black/Clearwater/Fuchsia Flash/Whiteadidas Originals Spezial Trainer CP4044,.
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