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If you're looking for exposure to the Chinese economy, the following list might be an interesting starting point. Here's a list of Chinese stocks that have seen significant institutional buying over the last three months.

The smart money seems to think there's more upside to these names. What do you think? Full details below.

Institutional data sourced from Reuters, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.

The list has been sorted by the change in institutional ownership over the last three months.

1. China Biologic Products, Inc. (CBPO): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $384.21M. Institutional investors currently own 8,918,293 vs. 4,039,673 shares held three months ago (120.77% change). Short float at 11.15%, which implies a short ratio of 11.78 days. The stock has gained 82.2% over the last year.

2. AutoChina International Ltd. (AUTC): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $537.43M. Institutional investors currently own 958,394 vs. 610,987 shares held three months ago (56.86% change). Short float at 1%, which implies a short ratio of 1.52 days. The stock has lost -5.72% over the last year.

3. Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (SHI): Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing Industry. Market cap of $4.22B. Institutional investors currently own 826,777 vs. 536,996 shares held three months ago (53.96% change). Short float at 0.23%, which implies a short ratio of 2.45 days. The stock has gained 55.97% over the last year.

4. Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd (HOLI): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $853.78M. Institutional investors currently own 19,668,305 vs. 14,608,465 shares held three months ago (34.64% change). Short float at 5.75%, which implies a short ratio of 4.87 days. The stock has gained 36.7% over the last year.

5. AirMedia Group Inc. (AMCN): Marketing Services Industry. Market cap of $463.07M. Institutional investors currently own 23,351,342 vs. 19,829,666 shares held three months ago (17.76% change). Short float at 0.98%, which implies a short ratio of 1.26 days. The stock has lost -18.48% over the last year.

6. Deer Consumer Products, Inc. (OTC:DEER): Home Furnishings & Fixtures Industry. Market cap of $370.5M. Institutional investors currently own 5,079,044 vs. 4,385,302 shares held three months ago (15.82% change). Short float at 12.26%, which implies a short ratio of 8.57 days. The stock has gained 2.7% over the last year.

7. Zhongpin, Inc. (HOGS): Food Industry. Market cap of $662.65M. Institutional investors currently own 19,933,912 vs. 17,259,144 shares held three months ago (15.5% change). Short float at 9.69%, which implies a short ratio of 8.61 days. The stock has gained 46.92% over the last year.

8. Guangshen Railway Co. Ltd. (GSH): Railroads Industry. Market cap of $2.91B. Institutional investors currently own 2,568,189 vs. 2,239,890 shares held three months ago (14.66% change). Short float at 1.68%, which implies a short ratio of 23.79 days. The stock has gained 1.33% over the last year.

9. Huaneng Power International Inc. (HNP): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $6.62B. Institutional investors currently own 6,879,938 vs. 6,112,150 shares held three months ago (12.56% change). Short float at 0.57%, which implies a short ratio of 3.36 days. The stock has gained 3.34% over the last year.

10. Cninsure Inc. (CISG): Insurance Brokers Industry. Market cap of $818.42M. Institutional investors currently own 29,647,749 vs. 26,689,233 shares held three months ago (11.09% change). Short float at 13.26%, which implies a short ratio of 5.19 days. The stock has lost -1.1% over the last year.

Source: Smart Money's Top 10 Chinese Stock Picks