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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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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. Kid bootball(33-38)-0015,DC / MILNOR POLO BLACK EDYKT03309-KVJ0Man Max 90-0913,.
This is an abridged translation of an article from the May issue of Sentaku, a monthly magazine covering political, social and economic scenes. Man Air Max 2015-0124,DC / STAR S/S SNOW WHITE EDYZT03601-WBB0Nike Free44-0906,Did John Bolton try to sink the Trump-Kim summit?