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The Morning Briefing: Chinese investment

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about investment from China.

1.) Playing hardball with Chinese investors. Should the U.S. block investment by Chinese companies in America until China opens its market wider to U.S. business?

2.) Canada-China investment treaty: Evidence doesn't support doomsayers. Listening to some of the apocalyptic rhetoric surrounding the pending investment treaty between Canada and China, one might think Canada is the first country to conclude an agreement to protect its investors in China and grant protections to Chinese investors abroad. It's not.

3.) Don't fear Chinese investment, says former Australian PM Kevin Rudd. Kevin Rudd has mounted a strong defense of China's economic power and tried to reassure people they shouldn't fear Chinese investment in their countries.

4.) Poll shows Albertans worried by Chinese investment in oilpatch. With another poll showing anxiety over Chinese ownership in the Canadian oilpatch, the Harper government says public opinion is a factor as it weighs whether to approve Chinese company CNOOC's takeover of Calgary-based Nexen.

5.) Chinese investment in Australia slows. Chinese investment in Australia has declined since 2009 while Australian investment in China almost tripled, a new report shows.

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— By on October 25, 2012, 6:35 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

Contributing Editor

Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure