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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. Kid Max 2016-0003,DC / REBEL 3 ZH SUMMER BLUES EDYFT03096-BRA0Basketball Rose-0112,.
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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. Basketball OTHER-0114,HAND SPINNER / CAMO CLASSICJordans 10-0047,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Max Flyknit-0045,HAND SPINNER / SHURIKEN BLACKAir Force LOW-0262,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?