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


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.

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

Heathrow Airport

Chinese stakes in British business