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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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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,Basketball OTHER-0215,NIKE / SB SHELTER SKATEBOARDING BP BLACK / BLACK / WHITE BA5222-010Kid Max 2015-0002,.
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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. Man Max 90-0783,Men's Nike Roshe One Shoes (Black/White)MAN Max 2016-0034,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Kid Max 90-0067,Men's Nike Zoom Rival MD 8 Track and Field Shoes (Blue/Black)Air Force LOW-0242,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?