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The following is a list of Chinese stocks that have seen a sharp increase in short interest over the last three months.

To create the list, we started with a universe of about 120 Chinese stocks. We then narrowed down the universe by only focusing on stocks that have seen a sharp increase in shares shorted between 8/31 - 11/30.

Short sellers seem to think these Chinese stocks are vulnerable, what do you think? Full analysis below.

Short trends data sourced from AOL Money, current short float data sourced from Finviz.

1. AirMedia Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCN): Marketing Services Industry. Market cap of $417.15M. Shorted shares have increased from 188K to 813K. Short float at 1.38%, which implies a short ratio of 1.51 days. The stock has lost -20.2% over the last year.

2. 7 Days Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:SVN):
Lodging Industry. Market cap of $1.09B. Shorted shares have increased from 156K to 595K. Short float at 3.31%, which implies a short ratio of 2.43 days. The stock has gained 81.4% over the last year.

3. China Valves Technology, Inc. (OTC:CVVT):
Industrial Equipment & Components Industry. Market cap of $373.42M. Shorted shares have increased from 744K to 2.52M. Short float at 12.79%, which implies a short ratio of 5.16 days. The stock has gained 23.2% over the last year.

4. China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE:NPD): Drug Stores Industry. Market cap of $349.83M. Shorted shares have increased from 46K to 153K. Short float at 0.15%, which implies a short ratio of 0.34 days. The stock has lost -49.17% over the last year.

5. 51job Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS): Staffing & Outsourcing Services Industry. Market cap of $1.38B. Shorted shares have increased from 278K to 727K. Short float at 3.49%, which implies a short ratio of 3.72 days. The stock has gained 181.53% over the last year.

6. China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. (NYSE:ZNH): Major Airlines Industry. Market cap of $4.56B. Shorted shares have increased from 77K to 175K. Short float at 0.5%, which implies a short ratio of 2.75 days. The stock has gained 81.64% over the last year.

7. Huaneng Power International Inc. (NYSE:HNP): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $6.4B. Shorted shares have increased from 242K to 543K. Short float at 0.59%, which implies a short ratio of 3.44 days. The stock has lost -0.93% over the last year.

8. Lihua International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIWA): Copper Industry. Market cap of $327.18M. Shorted shares have increased from 608K to 1.34M. Short float at 8.81%, which implies a short ratio of 4.83 days. The stock has gained 10.54% over the last year.

9. AutoChina International Ltd. (AUTC): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $491.25M. Shorted shares have increased from 157K to 333K. Short float at 1.71%, which implies a short ratio of 4.63 days. The stock has gained 55.76% over the last year.

10. Gulf Resources, Inc. (GFRE): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $347.09M. Shorted shares have increased from 1.4M to 2.97M. Short float at 15.41%, which implies a short ratio of 8.09 days. The stock has lost -4.3% over the last year.

11. 3SBio Inc. (NASDAQ:SSRX): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $328.84M. Shorted shares have increased from 182K to 348K. Short float at 1.63%, which implies a short ratio of 3.15 days. The stock has gained 10.54% over the last year.

12. Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE:TSL): Semiconductor - Specialized Industry. Market cap of $1.61B. Shorted shares have increased from 3.79M to 6.99M. Short float at 10.02%, which implies a short ratio of 1.8 days. The stock has lost -10.33% over the last year.

13. Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE): Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits Industry. Market cap of $1.54B. Shorted shares have increased from 5.58M to 10M. Short float at 40.6%, which implies a short ratio of 2.66 days. The stock has lost -31.16% over the last year.

14. Cninsure Inc. (NASDAQ:CISG): Insurance Brokers Industry. Market cap of $765.5M. Shorted shares have increased from 2.74M to 4.85M. Short float at 10.66%, which implies a short ratio of 4.49 days. The stock has lost -20.59% over the last year.

15. China Security & Surveillance Technology, Inc. (NYSE:CSR): Security & Protection Services Industry. Market cap of $422.34M. Shorted shares have increased from 4.6M to 8.09M. Short float at 11.64%, which implies a short ratio of 8.06 days. The stock has lost -33.38% over the last year.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: 15 Chinese Stocks Being Targeted by Short Sellers