In the first eight months of the year compared with the same period last year, foreign direct investment into China rose 41.6%, the government said on Sept. 10.
Foreign companies invested $67.7 billion in China. Foreign direct investment in August alone totaled $7.0 billion, up 20.4% from a year earlier.
Foreign direct investment is one of the factors behind rapid growth in China's foreign exchange reserves, which topped $1.8 trillion at the end of June.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2008