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 Playmaker VI Slides (White/Red),SOUR / ARMY 2 PH WHITEMen's UNDER ARMOUR Strive 7 Cross-Training Shoes Black/White/Steel Wide (BLACK),, 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. Air Force LOW-0395,ROXY / VINISSA L/S CHARCOAL HEATHER ERJFT03374-KPVHBasketball James--166,.
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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 Shox TURBO--008,DC / KIDS TONIK TX SE BLACK / GREY ADBS300263-BGYAir Force LOW--382,.
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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. Jordans KID 11C-3y-0280,GARAGE / 016378 SILVER / BLACK / NAVY 16378Man Max UM-0026,.
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