China’s Sovereign Fund Sells Out of Pre-Crisis Blackstone Investment

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Wednesday 23:47 GMT
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China’s sovereign-wealth fund has sold out of its stake in Blackstone Group LP, ending a longstanding relationship with the private-equity giant at a time of growing tensions between the U.S. and China.

The sale marks a reversal for one of China’s most-scrutinized investments from the pre-crisis era, a purchase that, to many observers, marked a watershed in China’s growth from an up-and-coming emerging-market economy to a true global giant with deepening relationships on Wall Street and across Europe.

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