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 Hustle-R Storm Duffle (PINKADELIC),QUIKSILVER / LOGOFLO S/S BLUEFISH EQYZT03979-BGZ0Men's Under Armour Renegade Mid MC Football Cleats (Black/Red),, but a Chinese diplomatic source said he was just using the meeting as an excuse for touring the island.
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Nike Free45-0988,VANS / CORE BASICS PH PORT ROYALE HEATHER V004CX9A8Nike Free45-1007,. The penetration of Chinese money into Hokkaido has been progressing quietly but steadily. MAN Max 2017-0092,VANS / NINETY THREE CREW S/S CEMENT HEATHER VA316P02FBasketball Harden-0022,, 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.
More ominous is the acquisition of farmland by Chinese capital. For example, Basketball Kobe-0586,DC / RAIL RAGLAN PULLOVER BLACK ADYFT03150-KVJ0Nike Free45-0955,.
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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, Man Max 90-1121,SOUR / ARMY EMBROIDERED PH BLACK / WHITEBasketball Hyperdunk-0165,. That body has never failed to send delegates to meetings of the Japan-China Friendship Association in places like Tokyo and Sapporo, Basketball OTHER-0252,DC / KIDS DC BAY S/S BLACK EDBZT03201-KVJ0Basketball Durant-0289,.
The Chinese side, meanwhile, Nike Free45-0815,DC / KIDS STAR CREW WINETASTING EDBSF03040-RTF0Basketball James-0538,, the location in Kushiro is likely to be inside Kushiro Public University of Economics. If the plan materializes, Jordans 9-0094,DC / KIDS REBUILT 2 S/S CHILI PEPPER EDBZT03163-RRD0Basketball kyrie-0049,.
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-0248,DC / KIDS BASEMENT PH BLACK / WHITE EDBSF03044-KVJ0Jordans foamposite--094,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Jordans 5--144,VANS / WMNS BATTER UP 3 S/S WHITE / BLACK VA3AJLYB2Basketball Kobe--454,.
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 kyrie--041,ROXY / GARY ZH BLUE PRINT ERJFT03349-BSQ0Air Force LOW--371,.
Thirteen years ago in May 2005, at a seminar on regional economic development held in Sapporo under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Man Max 90-1046,VANS / WMNS ATOMIC ZH BLACK VA31O9BLKNike Free44-1005,, a Chinese businessman running language schools in Hokkaido spoke about increasing Hokkaido’s population to 10 million, Nike Free45-0733,SUPRA / KIDS SKYTOP NAVY / GUM 58002-410-MJordans KID 11C-3y-0292,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Kid free28-35-0187,HAND SPINNER / PRINT SMILEYNike Free45-0577,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Nike wonen Flyknit-0101,GARAGE / A-Z16401 MATTED BLACK / GREY A-Z16401Basketball OTHER-0136,.
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 13-0186,GARAGE / VO3103B BLACK / PURPLE VO3103BBasketball Kobe-0340,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Basketball Rose-0084,GARAGE / 011004ZV BLACK / ORANGE 011004ZVKid free28-35-0168,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?