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The big rally that China stocks experienced this year has tempered, and that's good news for those interested investors who sat on the sidelines, waiting for lower prices.

Many of these stocks have dropped off substantially from their highs, and they may be worth another look. And for those investors who want to mitigate their risk, investing in a stock that pays a dividend helps cushion the risk.

Stockpickr has reviewed the entire list of China stocks that trade in the U.S. on either the

New York Stock Exchange

or the


and compiled a portfolio of the

Top-Yielding China Stocks


One of the best-yielding stocks on the list is

Huaneng Power International

(HNP) - Get Huaneng Power Intl Report

, which pays a dividend at a rate of 6.7%. This operator of thermal power plants reported earnings a few weeks ago and announced that equity net profit increased by 25% in the first nine months of the year and total power generation increased by 11%. The stock has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.3 and a P/E-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 3.5.

Huaneng Power shares are owned by

ICON Telecommunications & Utilities

(ICTUX), a four-star Morningstar-rated fund that specializes in investing in utility and telecom stocks. It has generated an average annual return of about 22% for the last three years.

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ICON also has in its portfolio several other dividend-paying stocks, including

Constellation Energy Group

( CEG), which pays 1.8% ,

Telefonica SA

(TEF) - Get Telefonica SA Report

, at a 2.5% rate, and


(EXC) - Get Exelon Corporation Report

, with a yield of 2.2%.

Another stock on the China yield list is

China Telecom Corp

(CHA) - Get China Telecom Corp. Ltd. Report

, which yields 1.6%. This provider of landline telecommunications and broadband services last month reported it beat analysts' expectations by 4% in the third quarter and added 48.4 million new customers. The stock has a P/E of 20 and a PEG of 5.7.

China Tel is listed in the

40 Best ADRS 52-Weeks TD

, a Stockpickr portfolio that also includes

Companhia Vale do Rio Doce

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, yielding 1%, and

Brasil Telecom

( BTM), with a yield of 0.6%.


(PTR) - Get PetroChina Company Limited Report

is a stock that yields 2.8%.

Berkshire Hathaway

( BRKA) announced that it sold off its position in this oil and gas explorer and producer during the third quarter. PetroChina has a P/E of 23.8 and a PEG of 1.6.

Petrochina is also listed in a portfolio called

Barron's Hugh Young Stock Picks 11-10-2007

, which lists the stocks favored by Hugh Young, manager of the Aberdeen Asia Pacific Fund. The fund is up almost 27% through October of this year and has had an average annual return of 28% over the past five years. The fund also contains

Infosys Technologies

(INFY) - Get Infosys Limited American Depositary Shares Report

, an India-based technology and outsourcing company that yields 0.7%.

Go to to check the entire list of

Top-Yielding China Stocks


At the time of publication, Altucher and/or his fund had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

James Altucher is president of Stockpickr LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of and part of its network of Web properties, and a managing partner at Formula Capital, an alternative asset management firm that runs a fund of hedge funds. He is also a weekly columnist for

The Financial Times

and the author of

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Trade Like Warren Buffett



. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Altucher appreciates your feedback;

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