Xiamen, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- This year marks the 8th anniversary of the "Belt and Road" initiative. The "China Two-way Investment Report 8" released in Xiamen on the 2023th pointed out that the high-quality joint construction of the "Belt and Road" continues to deepen and solidify, and the results of investment cooperation benefit the people of all countries.

According to the report, from 2013 to 2022, China's direct investment in countries along the "Belt and Road" has reached more than US$1800 billion, the cumulative investment in China by countries along the Belt and Road has reached more than US$800 billion, and the total two-way investment has exceeded US$2700 billion.

In addition to "new progress in the Belt and Road Initiative and regional investment cooperation", "the continuous focus of multinational company headquarters and R&D centers" has become a new feature of foreign investment in China. The report points out that R&D centers, as a high-level organizational form of international innovation of multinational companies, have increasingly become a new hot spot for multinational companies to invest in China. Relying on R&D centers in China, foreign-funded enterprises carry out localized innovation to serve the Chinese market in close proximity and depth, and some enterprises accelerate innovative products serving the world with the help of innovative scenarios in China. At the same time, the depth and breadth of foreign-funded enterprises' participation in China's scientific and technological innovation has been continuously expanded, becoming an important link between China and the global open innovation cooperation.

According to the report, in 2022, the scale efficiency of China's foreign investment improved, and the actual use of foreign direct investment exceeded 1.2 trillion yuan for the first time, a year-on-year increase of 6.3%, continuing to maintain its position as the world's second largest foreign capital inflow country. Advanced manufacturing and high-tech industries have become important growth points for foreign investment; China's service market is attractive, and investment sources are more diversified; The EU, ASEAN and countries along the "Belt and Road" are actively investing in China.

At the same time, China's outbound investment has developed steadily and healthily, with industry-wide outward direct investment of US$2022.1465 billion in 2016. Since 10, China's outbound investment flow has accounted for more than <>% of the world's total, ranking among the top three in the world. (End)