Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Men's TERRAMAR Waffle Thermal Top (NATURAL),VANS / HOLDER STREET II S/S BLACK VA36O1BLKMen's TIMBERLAND Icon 6-Inch Basic Waterproof Boots Medium (TAN),, 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-0015,GARAGE / SW LOGO BLACKBasketball Harden-0031,.
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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 12-0105,SUPRA / STAR SEAL S/S BLACK / WHITE 104008-001Basketball Kobe-0544,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, MAN Max 2017-0037,DC / STAR ZH SYRAH / WHITE EDYSF03000-RZD0Basketball OTHER-0259,.
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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 90-1094,THRASHER / MAGAZINE LOGO ZH NAVY 454073Basketball Rose-0106,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Jordans 12-0100,SUPRA / STRIPPED PH BLACK 104039-008Basketball James--154,.
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 29--024,DC / KIDS SMASHED S/S SNOW WHITE EDBZT03183-WBB0Man Max 90-1092,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Man Max 90-0943,VANS / KIDS CHAPMAN STRIPE (SUEDE/CANVAS) BLACK / WHITE VA349SIJUMAN Max 2016-0086,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Nike Free44-0941,JORDAN / KIDS AIR JORDAN 1 MID BLACK / WHITE 554725-044Nike Free45-0664,.
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-0478,DC / KIDS SNAPPY SNAP SUMMER BLUES ADBHA00008-BRA0Jordans 6-0172,.
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-0352,HAND SPINNER / SHURIKEN PINKAir Force LOW-0271,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?