Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Men's TIMBERLAND White Ledge Waterproof Mid Boots (BROWN),SUPRA / INTERNATIONAL COLORBLOCK S/S GREY HEATHER / BLACK 103145-035Men's UNDER ARMOUR Jet Mid Basketball Shoes (CHARCOAL),, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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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 Rose-0106,DC / KIDS WANDERER S/S SNOW WHITE EDBZT03172-WBB0Jordans other-0097,.
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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,Basketball Kobe--473,VANS / WMNS YOSHIMI LEGGING BLACK ROSES V00YBNKJGBasketball Harden--005,.
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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-0143,GARAGE / A-Z16401 MATTED BLACK / GREY A-Z16401Basketball Kobe-0369,.
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 ZERO-0021,GARAGE / ML7360 BLUE ML7360Kid free28-35-0149,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?