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China uses 120% more foreign capital in 10 years

(People's Daily Online)

16:50, November 07, 2012

Edited and translated by Li Qian, People's Daily Online

According to the data released by China's Ministry of Commerce on Nov. 6, compared with 2002, China actual use of foreign investment increased 120 percent by 2011, representing an average annual growth of 9.2 percent. It rose to the second place from the fourth place in the global ranking, and has maintained No.1 position for about 20 consecutive years among developing countries.

Between 2003 and 2011, China approved the establishment of 314,000 foreign-invested enterprises in total, and the actual use of foreign investment amounted to 720 billion U.S. dollars. By the end of 2011, China had more than 738,000 foreign-funded enterprises in total, with actual use of foreign capital standing at 1.2 trillion U.S. dollars.

Alhtogh the global cross-border investment fell 39 percent in 2009, foreign investment in China only fell 2.6 percent. In 2010, foreign investment in China achieved a growth of 17.4 percent, and exceeded 100 billion U.S. dollars for the first time.

Foreign-invested enterprises have become an important part of China's national economy. In 2011, foreign-invested enterprises, which are less than 3 percent of the total number of Chinese enterprises, achieved 22 trillion yuan in industrial output value, accounting for 26.1 percent of the national industrial production; Import and export volume is 1.9 trillion U.S. dollars, accounting for 51.1 percent of the total import and export volume in the country. Foreign-invested enterprises directly employed about 45 million people.

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