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China Becomes 3rd Largest FDI Recipient

Oct. 17, 2006 - China has become the world's third largest foreign direct investment (FDI) recipient, according to the World Investment Report 2006.

According to the report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Monday, China is the largest FDI destination of all developing countries, receiving 72.4 billion U.S. dollars of FDI in 2005.

The report showed that the FDI into China's financial service sector hit a record high of 12 billion U.S. dollars in 2005.

During the past few years, while receiving large amounts of FDI, Chinese companies have been actively investing overseas, according to the report.

Between 2002 and 2005, the overseas investment of Chinese multinationals registered an average annual growth of 65.6 percent.

By the end of June this year, China's investment overseas totaled 63.64 billion U.S. dollars, the report said

SOURCE: Xinhua




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