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December 4, 2012 | 2:00 PM

In another demonstration of China’s growing financial clout, a Chinese industrialist has purchased a top winery in France’s Bordeaux region.

According to sources close to the deal, a 45-year-old Chinese industrial purchased Chateau Bellefont-Belcier, a Grand Cru classified estate in France’s prestigious Saint Emilion wine-making area.

French officials commented that they expect another 10 chateaux could be sold to Chinese buyers by the end of the year if bureaucratic obstacles can be overcome.

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