Chinese money is pouring into Hokkaido at a much greater scale than imagined. In his recent visit to the island prefecture, Men's VAN HEUSEN Big and Tall French-Rib 1/4 Zip Pullover (BLUE/BLACK),ENJOI / HELVETICA LOGO PH CHARCOAL / BLACK 20317123Nike Big Bill 3.0 Golf Visor (Armory Navy/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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The Chinese side, meanwhile, Jordans 6-0191,DC / KIDS TONIK TX SE BLACK / GREY ADBS300263-BGYMan Max 87-0205,, the location in Kushiro is likely to be inside Kushiro Public University of Economics. If the plan materializes, Basketball Rose-0114,DC / KIDS CRISIS HI BLACK / EMERALD / PRINT ADBS100117-LMPBasketball Durant-0264,.
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. Nike Free46-0129,GARAGE / KIDS JK443 BLACK / BLUE JK443Jordans 12--086,.
Solar and biomass power plants run by Chinese companies abound in and around Kushiro and Shiranuka. Basketball Kobe--470,GARAGE / KIDS JK447 CLEAR / RED JK447Man Shox OZ2--013,.
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 Max 90-1014,HAND SPINNER / 3D RED / GOLDMan Max 90-1061,.
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China has seriously started thinking of turning Okinawa and Hokkaido, both well-suited for advance into the Pacific, Nike Free45-0583,MY I / 6020 MATTED BLACK / GREEN 6020Nike wonen Flyknit-0102,. Although Hokkaido has strategic importance in navigation to the Arctic Ocean, nothing has been done about it so far, the diplomatic source added.Basketball James-0501,DC / RIPSTOP LE 2 LILY WHITE STORM PRINT EDYAA03030-WCQ1Jordans foamposite-0080,.
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-0385,DC / CHINOOK 6 CHILI PEPPER EDYAA03021-RRD0Air Force LOW-0263,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Nike Free44-0822,DC / WHALER SNAP PORT ROYALE ADYHA03474-RSZ0Nike Free45-0512,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?