Against this backdrop, the double-digit growth reflected Chinas sustained attraction for foreign investments, noted Liu Xiangdong, a researcher with the China Center for International Economic Exchanges.
With government policies aimed at stabilizing foreign trade and investments taking effect, China will continue to see notable foreign investment inflows to high-tech industries and the central and western regions, Liu said.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, expanded 11.6 percent year on year to 102.28 billion yuan in January, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday.
Investments from countries along the Belt and Road and ASEAN countries increased 28.4 percent and 29.1 percent, respectively.
The data came as Chinese authorities have warned of the triple pressure of demand contraction, supply shocks, and weakening expectations amid an increasingly complicated external environment despite a vibrant economic rebound in 2021.
In U.S. dollar terms, the inflow went up 17.6 percent year on year to 15.84 billion dollars.
Foreign investment in the service industry amounted to 82.3 billion yuan last month, up 12.2 percent year on year, while inflow to high-tech industries surged 26.1 percent, the data showed.