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 Release Golf Polo (Purple Chic),SUPRA / WREATH ZH BLACK S5911501-BLKMen's Vans Canvas SK8-Hi Shoes (Blue/White),, 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. MAN Max 2017-0009,SUPRA / KIDS STACKS II VULC BLACK CANVAS / WHITE 58194-002-MJordans 10--053,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Basketball Kobe--463,VANS / KIDS ATWOOD HI (BL) DACHSHUND / BLACK VA349QLW6MAN Max 2016--131,.
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,Air Force LOW--384,JORDAN / KIDS AIR JORDAN 1 MID BLACK / WHITE 554725-044Man Max 90-1036,.
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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 Future-0036,DC / CHINOOK 6 MONUMENT EDYAA03021-SLE0MAN Max ZERO-0021,.
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-0324,DC / SNAPPY SNAP BLACK ADYHA00058-KVJ0Nike Free44-0892,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?