The amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) into China in May rose by 27.48 percent year-on-year to $8.13 billion, said Yao Jian, spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC), Saturday.
The figure brought the country's FDI to $38.92 billion in the first five months, an increase of 14.31 percent from a year earlier.
Yao said that in the first five months, FDI mainly flowed into the manufacturing sector, accounting for 47.32 percent of the total, despite a fall of 3.85 percent in the amount.
China approved the establishment of 9,638 overseas-funded ventures in the first five months, up 22.15 percent from the same period of last year. In May alone, the government approved 2,132 such companies, representing a year-on-year increase of 29.29 percent.