Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Men's Under Armour Locker III Slides (Blk/Wht),DC / STAR PH BLUE IRIS EDYSF03001-BTL0Men's UNDER ARMOUR Short-Sleeve Raid Tee (WHITE-00),, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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Nike Free44-1111,DC / HEROLAND PH BLACK EDYKT03278-KVJ0Jordans other-0118,. The penetration of Chinese money into Hokkaido has been progressing quietly but steadily. Basketball OTHER-0286,VANS / FULL CHAIN PH BLACK VA314ZBLKBasketball Harden-0034,, Chinese capital last year purchased more than 2,400 hectares of forestland and an estimated 4,000 hectares of land for solar power generation — together equivalent to the area encompassed by the Yamanote Line in Tokyo. No doubt, there are additional land purchases by Chinese money not reported to the government.
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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.
Tomakomai,Nike Free45-0905,DC / REBEL 3 PH PIRATE BLACK EDYFT03100-KTE0Jordans 5-0148, to New Chitose Airport and is viewed as a leading candidate to host “integrated resort” facilities.
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The eastern Hokkaido city of Kushiro, meanwhile, Man Max 90-1123,BURTON / CHINO SHORT HAZE 288432Man Max TN-0133,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, Basketball WALL-0003,DC / KIDS REBUILT 2 S/S SEA PINE EDBZT03163-BPF0Basketball Durant-0296,.
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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 Durant-0252,BURTON / KIDS BASE CAMP SHORT PEWTER 288428Nike Free44-1051,.
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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 TN--127,VANS / WMNS JOE COOL CREW WHITE / BLACK VA3AVHYB2Basketball Harden--018,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, MAN Max 2016-0088,GARAGE / ML6655B YELLOW / BLUE ML6655BNike Free45-0590,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Nike Flyknit-0152,GARAGE / VO4150 BLACK / BLACK VO4150Basketball James-0504,.
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. Jordans flight-0052,MY I / 6311 BLACK / SMOKE 6311Basketball Kobe-0385,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Air Force LOW-0295,MY I / MI 6311A BLACK / GREEN MI 6311ANike Free44-0814,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?