Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Jordans 31-0015,GARAGE / ML6645 LEOPARD / BLACK / GOLD ML6645Basketball OTHER-0281,, 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, Jordans 5-0146,DC / SLAM CITY SNAP BLACK ADYHA03458-KVJ0Man Max Lunar-0053,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, Basketball OTHER-0240,DC / MADGLADS TRUCKER SNOW WHITE ADYHA03386-WBB0Jordans 12-0100,.
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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. Jordans 30--014,SOUR / ARMY EMB 6P BLACK / WHITEMan Max 90-1075,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Nike Free44-1013,VANS / CLASSIC PATCH TRUCKER HEATHER GREY V00H2VHTGNike Free45-0743,.
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,Jordans 9-0088,VANS / LAWN PARTY TRUCKER CAMO V005KHCMABasketball Kobe-0406,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Jordans KID 11C-3y-0281,DC / CINCHED DUCK CAMO EDYBA03028-CNN6Max Flyknit-0056,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Air Force LOW-0279,QUIKSILVER / NIGHT TRACK BP DARK DENIM EQYBP03213-BRQ0Nike Free44-0843,.
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 Free45-0532,VANS / REALM BP SURF GEO V00NZ0O3UJordans flight-0043,.
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