How to invest in China

There are many different ways to invest from oil and commodities to buying sharesHow can you grab a share of the money to be made in the world's fastest-growing economy? In recent years, Chinese stocks have disappointed, with mainland shares falling in value heavily since 2010. But there's lots of different ways to participate - from buying China-focused investment trusts through to shares in the multinational corporations that will benefit from the rise of Chinese middle class spenders. Or maybe oil and commodities are the way to play China, as the country snaps up the world's resources. Here's where to start:Buying shares directlySo-called "A" shares traded on the Shenzhen and Shanghai exchanges can only be bought by mainland Chinese citizens. Foreigners are allowed to buy "H" shares and "red chips", which are private, or partially state-owned, companies incorporated on the mainland but listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Big names include China Mobile, Bank of China and...