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10 British Businesses You Don't Realise Are Backed By China (PICTURES)

21/10/2013 13:47 BST | Updated 21/10/2013 17:07 BST
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Britain will get its first new nuclear power station for nearly 20 years thanks to French-owned EDF Energy teaming up with Chinese investors, who are taking a 35-40% stake in the Hinkley Point C plant, in a 35-year contract.

George Osborne's trip to China produced a swathe of announcements about Chinese investment, including backing for Manchester's "Airport City" project, and Chinese tech giant Huawei ploughing billions more into Britain.

China has invested $17.8 billion in Britain since 2005, according to the Heritage Foundation, which is admittedly a fraction of the country's $688bn of foreign investments over the same period.

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HuffPostUK has found 10 British businesses that now enjoy Chinese backing, or have been sold into Chinese ownership.

Chinese stakes in British business