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Insight: Security fears dogged Canada debate on China energy bid

The Nexen building is seen in downtown Calgary, Alberta, July 23, 2012. In September 2012, two months after China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd made an unexpected $15.1 billion bid for Canadian energy company Nexen Inc, Canada's spy agency told ministers that takeovers by Chinese companies may threaten national security. REUTERS/Todd Korol/Files

The Nexen building is seen in downtown Calgary, Alberta, July 23, 2012. In September 2012, two months after China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd made an unexpected $15.1 billion bid for Canadian energy company Nexen Inc, Canada's spy agency told ministers...more

The Nexen building is seen in downtown Calgary, Alberta, July 23, 2012. In September 2012, two months after China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd made an unexpected $15.1 billion bid for Canadian energy company Nexen Inc, Canada's spy agency told ministers that takeovers by Chinese companies may threaten national security. REUTERS/Todd Korol/Files
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A woman walks past a logo of China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) outside its headquarters building in Beijing in this file photo from December 10, 2012. In September 2012, two months after China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd made an unexpected $15.1 billion bid for Canadian energy company Nexen Inc, Canada's spy agency told ministers that takeovers by Chinese companies may threaten national security. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files

A woman walks past a logo of China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) outside its headquarters building in Beijing in this file photo from December 10, 2012. In September 2012, two months after China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd made an unexpected $15.1...more

A woman walks past a logo of China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) outside its headquarters building in Beijing in this file photo from December 10, 2012. In September 2012, two months after China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd made an unexpected $15.1 billion bid for Canadian energy company Nexen Inc, Canada's spy agency told ministers that takeovers by Chinese companies may threaten national security. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files
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