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New Chinese leadership could refocus Europe investment

14 November 2012 Last updated at 02:48 GMT

The transition to a new leadership in China could see the government changing its investment strategy in Europe.

Chinese investment in Europe has tripled in the last few years to $10bn (£6.3bn) and until recently much of it has been in the form of buying bonds.

However, as the BBC's Philip Hampsheir reports, the Eurozone debt crisis has made investing in government assets much riskier and that could prompt China to change its strategy.