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 Rival EOE Fitted Pullover (Midnight Navy/Mdn/Mdn),SUPRA / ABOVE PH GREY HEATHER / BLACK 104201-035Men's UNDER ARMOUR Wordmark Stack Tee (BLACK/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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Jordans 3-0110,DC / REBEL RAGLAN PH VARSITY BLUE / HEATHER GREY EDYFT03165-XBBSMAN Max 2017-0091,. The penetration of Chinese money into Hokkaido has been progressing quietly but steadily. Air Force LOW-0430,DC / REBEL ZH 3 CHILI PEPPER EDYFT03096-RRD0MAN Max 2017-0101,, 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.
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The Chinese side, meanwhile, Nike Free45-0843,DC / KIDS RECOVER PH HEATHER GREY EDBSF03062-KNFHJordans 6-0179,, the location in Kushiro is likely to be inside Kushiro Public University of Economics. If the plan materializes, Basketball Kobe-0517,VANS / WMNS SLEEPING SNOOPY S/S BLACK VA3B4NBLKNike Flyknit-0176,.
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. Jordans 12-0100,VANS / WMNS FAVORITE DEPUTY L/S WHITE / INFINITY / WOODY VA2YKIKJONike Free46-0132,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Jordans 14--036,NIKE / KIDS AIR MAX 90 MESH BLACK / BLACK 833418-001MAN Max 2016--128,.
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--014,VANS / KIDS ATWOOD HI MTE BLACK / BLACK VA349QDW8Man Max 90-0988,.
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 90-1058,JORDAN / KIDS ECLIPSE CHUKKA BLACK / WHITE-GYM RED-WHITE 881454-001Nike Free45-0694,, a Chinese businessman running language schools in Hokkaido spoke about increasing Hokkaido’s population to 10 million, Basketball Hyperdunk-0127,GARAGE / KIDS JK447 CLEAR / GREEN JK447Jordans foamposite-0087,.
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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. Basketball Kobe-0338,GARAGE / 011004ZV BLACK / PURPLE 011004ZVMax Flyknit-0062,.
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-0294,DC / PEKETO TENNISNike Free44-0877,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?