China's Surprising Foreign Investment Spike

Nanjing Road in Shanghai Photograph by Getty Images

Even as China’s economy continues to lose steam, with a 7.5 percent rise in GDP from April through June, the second consecutive quarter of slowing growth, a rare bit of good news: Foreign direct investment into China shot up 20.12 percent in June over the same period a year earlier, rising 4.9 percent in the first six months to total $61.98 billion, the commerce ministry announced July 17.

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