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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 kyrie-0052,DC / KIDS STAR S/S RAGLAN LIGHT HEATHER / VARSITY BLUE EDBZT03185-XSBBBasketball Durant-0270,.
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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,Man Max 87--198,DC / KIDS STAR ZH SURF THE WEB / WHITE EDBSF03039-PRM0Basketball OTHER--225,.
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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-0164,GARAGE / A-Z16101A BLACK / PURPLE A-Z16101AJordans 13-0183,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Man Max UM-0039,GARAGE / VO3103A SILVER / BLUE VO3103AAir Force LOW-0266,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?