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What: Shares of the aptly named China Security & Surveillance (NYSE: CSR) were flying high today, gaining as much as 34% in intraday trading on heavy volume.

So what: CEO Guoshen Tu continued to talk up his intentions to take the company private, this time pegging the per-share takeout price at $6.50. Tu currently owns around 21% of the company's stock and sees the buyout being financed by a combination of debt and equity.

Now what: Obviously, the market isn't completely convinced that Tu will be able to pull this off. Even after today's huge jump, the stock still trades well below the proposed buyout price. Of course that could be good news for investors who believe Tu is serious about his intentions because it still leaves plenty of room for appreciation. With this news following on the heels of yesterday's chatter about a China Fire & Security (Nasdaq: CFSG) buyout, I can't help but wonder whether this will be an increasingly common occurrence as the CEOs of Chinese small caps look for ways to combat the dangerous barbs being thrown their way by short-sellers.

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