Sichuan Tengzhong, an obscure maker of construction equipment, made a surprise bid for the GM division, but some in Beijing oppose the deal.
CNPC has a deal with BP to boost production in the huge Rumaila field. Sinopec bought oil company Addax for $7 billion.
Beijing Auto is nosing its way into talks with GM and the German government over control of GM's European division.
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Appliance giant Haier is buying 20% of this New Zealand maker of refrigerators, washing machines, and more.
Sinopec is rumored to be seeking a stake in the big Argentine oil company, although YPF says it hasn't received an offer.
Data: Company reports, BusinessWeek