Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Men's TEE LUV Chevrolet: An American Classic Short-Sleeve Tee (INDIGO BLK HTR),GARAGE / NON SMOKERS CLUB MINI LOGO S/S OLIVEMen's TIMBERLAND Groveton Chukka Shoes (WHEAT),, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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More ominous is the acquisition of farmland by Chinese capital. For example, Man Shox Current-0021,DC / MINIMAL 16 S/S CHILI PEPPER EDYZT03602-RRD0Air Force LOW-0423,.
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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. Man Max 87-0202,SUPRA / WREATH ZH BLACK S5911501-BLKBasketball kyrie-0054,.
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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 13--200,DC / KIDS RELEVANT S/S BLACK EDBZT03169-KVJ0MAN Max 2016--128,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Man Max 90-0934,SUPRA / KIDS VAIDER GREY / TURQUOISE / WHITE S11220K-GTQMAN Max 2016-0044,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Nike Free44-0934,JORDAN / KIDS B. FLY BLACK / WHITE-DARK GREY-PURE PLATINUM 881446-011Nike Free45-0662,.
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-0158,SUPRA / KIDS YOREK HI BLACK CANVAS / WHITE 58048-003-MBasketball OTHER-0172,.
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-0351,HAND SPINNER / DEADPOOL BLACKMAN Max ZERO-0026,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?