Kong: Foreign direct investment in China, the world's
fastest-growing major economy, rose 13.9 per cent in January
from a year earlier, as investment climbed to $5.18 billion,
the Chinese ministry of commerce said today.
companies invest in China because of low labour costs
and a vast market of 1.3 billion people, whose disposable
incomes are rising by more than 10 per cent a year.
investment and record trade surpluses have pushed the
country's foreign-exchange reserves to a world record
investment is at "a sustainable level" after
surging before China joined the world trade organisation