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Don't Like China? You Should Sell These 3 American Companies

By Kevin Chen - Apr 24, 2013 at 5:45PM

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HP, Microsoft, Google further Chinese censorship, but Munger morality says it's okay.

Investors are wary to invest in China for many reasons, but perhaps the biggest one is that they don't want to fund the government and its censorship policies. Well, unfortunately, those investors may be supporting China without even knowing it! The fact is, American-based companies are multinational enterprises, and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ 2.30%), Microsoft (MSFT 1.12%), and Google (GOOGL -0.16%) have all helped further Chinese censorship.

Now, if you're looking to sell your shares, hold on just one second. In the video below, Fool contributor Kevin Chen not only details these companies' China moves, but he also reveals one moral reason why you should stay invested. Hint:  Recall Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger and his words about Berkshire's investment into Goldman Sachs.

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HP Inc. Stock Quote
HP Inc.
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Microsoft Corporation Stock Quote
Microsoft Corporation
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Alphabet Inc. Stock Quote
Alphabet Inc.
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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Stock Quote
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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$462,890.00 (-0.15%) $-716.49
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Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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$308.64 (-0.17%) $0.53
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Stock Quote
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