Investing in the EFSF China May Impose Conditions for Helping Euro Zone

One day after European leaders announced a plan to boost their euro backstop fund to 1 trillion euros, China indicated it may attach conditions to any money it invests. One of those stipulations -- that Europe stop criticizing Beijing's monetary policy -- could strain trans-Atlantic relations.
A Chinese policeman in front of the European Union flag in Beijing: Chinese investment in Europe could come at a price.

A Chinese policeman in front of the European Union flag in Beijing: Chinese investment in Europe could come at a price.

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cgh -- with wire reports