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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-0486,DC / STAR PH HEATHER GREY / BLACK EDYSF03107-XSSKMan Max Sandals-0014,.
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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,Jordans 12--096,SUPRA / CROSS SEAL PH GREY HEATHER 103784-034Basketball Kobe--456,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Man Max 90-0945,VANS / WMNS ATOMIC ZH BLACK VA31O9BLKMan Air Max 2015-0122,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Nike Free44-0914,VANS / KIDS ATWOOD HI MTE BLACK / BLACK VA349QDW8Nike Free45-0637,.
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 Flyknit-0171,DC / KIDS MADGLADS TRUCKER SUMMER BLUES ADBHA03048-BRA0Basketball OTHER-0143,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Jordans Future-0036,HAND SPINNER / BASIC WHITEBasketball kyrie-0008,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?