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Chinese companies have been on a shopping spree in the past month, snapping up tens of billions of dollars' worth of key assets in Iran, Brazil, Russia, Venezuela, Australia and France in a global sale set off by the financial crisis.
The deals have allowed China to lock up supplies of oil, minerals, metals and strategic resources it needs to continue to fuel its growth. The scope marks a shift in global finance, roiling energy markets and feeding worries about future availablility and prices.