SEZs help take foreign investment in China to record $126bn in 2015

Pudong New District SEZ Shangai

Pudong New District SEZ Shangai

Foreign investment in China reached a record $126bn last year, according to preliminary estimates from the country’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) this week, that is reporting that China took in $114bn non-financial investment to the end of November, a 7.9% year-on-year increase. Nearly

24,000 foreign-funded enterprises were founded in the first 11 months, up 11% on the same period in 2014. Thanks to incentives introduced by Beijing, China’s service and advanced manufacturing sectors attracted increasing amount of foreign capital flows with the preferential conditions available in free trade and special economic zones helping to attract higher volumes of FDI.