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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 Kobe-0500,VANS / CORE BASICS ZH CONCRETE HEATHER V004CV4OUBasketball kyrie-0053,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Basketball Rose-0126,DC / REBEL RAGLAN PH VARSITY BLUE / HEATHER GREY EDYFT03165-XBBSNike Free44-1053,.
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 13--199,VANS / OTW PH BLACK-BLACK DECAY PALM V00QLHKW4Basketball Kobe--478,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Man Max 90-0921,ROXY / CHILL BREAK PONCHO PRISTINE ERJFT03368-WZA0MAN Max 2016-0055,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Nike Free44-0920,SUPRA / KIDS SKYTOP BLACK / BLACK FADE-BLACK 58002-014-MNike Free45-0627,.
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. Basketball James-0491,HAND SPINNER / 3D PURPLE / BLUEJordans 4-0199,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Basketball Kobe-0339,HAND SPINNER / CAMO LEOPARDMax Flyknit-0064,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?