Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Men's SPERRY Striper CVO Salt Washed Twill Sneakers (LIGHT GREY),SUPRA / TRIANGLE COLORBLOCK S/S WHITE / BLACK 103146-102Men's TIMBERLAND Newport Bay Canvas Slip-On Shoes (NAVY),, 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 Max 90-1168,ONE / RS CHECKED S/S BLACK 32365-001Air Force LOW-0417,.
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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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The eastern Hokkaido city of Kushiro, meanwhile, Jordans 13-0211,VANS / FULL PATCH RAGLAN WHITE / BLACK VS3EYB2Jordans KID 11C-3y-0340,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, Man Max 95-0086,DC / ELLIS PH HEATHER GREY EDYFT03132-KNFHMAN Max 2017-0056,.
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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 95360-0051,VANS / NINETY THREE PH CONCRETE HEATHER VA315102FBasketball OTHER-0232,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Basketball Durant-0251,VANS / CORE BASICS ZH CEMENT HEATHER V006IZ02FJordans 3--100,.
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 14--038,GARAGE / GARAGE MINI LOGO ZH HEATHER GREYMan Air Max 2010--080,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Man Max 90-0933,SUPRA / KIDS STACKS II VULC BLACK CANVAS / WHITE 58194-002-MMAN Max 2016-0053,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Nike Free44-0898,ROXY / CREW ROXY TRIBES S/S PEACH AMBER ERJZT03522-MFP0Nike Free45-0647,.
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 James-0493,BURTON / YOUTH METALHEAD BP 18L SORCERER SPELL 136591-506Basketball OTHER-0155,.
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-0348,HAND SPINNER / MINI SHURIKEN WHITEMax Flyknit-0061,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?