Foreign direct investment into China rose 7.6% year over year to 58.81 billion yuan in May, China Daily reported June 14, citing Ministry of Commerce data.
The growth in May reversed a 1.1% decline in April, ministry data showed.
In the first five months of the year, total FDI increased 1.3% to 345.59 billion yuan. Investment in high-tech sectors, which accounted for 20.5% of the total, increased 9.8% in the first five months, ministry spokesperson Gao Feng said, China Daily reported.
Gao said FDI in the high-tech manufacturing industry posted "relatively fast" growth, with year-over-year growth of 61.9% in the first five months of 2018.
As of June 14, US$1 was equivalent to 6.40 Chinese yuan.