China News Service, Beijing, February 23 (Reporter Li Xiaoyu) There were two major positive changes in China's absorption of foreign investment in January.

  First, the amount of foreign investment absorbed increased month-on-month.

  According to official statistics, China's actual use of foreign investment in January was 127.69 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 11.7%, but a month-on-month increase of 20.4%.

Some analysts believe that the month-on-month increase in the actual amount of foreign investment used in the beginning of 2024 may be a positive signal that China's foreign investment absorption will stabilize in the future.

  Among them, investment in China from developed countries has surged.

In January, driven by factors such as large projects and the base number for the same period, France and Sweden's investment in China increased by as much as 25 times and 11 times respectively year-on-year. The actual investment in China by Germany, Australia and Singapore increased by 211.8%, 186.1% and 77.1% year-on-year respectively. %.

  The investment structure is also being optimized.

In January, investment in China's high-tech manufacturing industry increased by 40.6% year-on-year, among which investment in the medical equipment and instrument manufacturing industry increased by as high as 558.8% year-on-year.

The person in charge of the Foreign Investment Department of the Ministry of Commerce of China said that this shows that as China continues to promote high-quality economic development, foreign investment in China is also constantly transforming and upgrading.

  Second, more and more foreign companies are “betting” on China.

Official data shows that the number of newly established foreign-invested enterprises in China in January was 4,588, a year-on-year increase of 74.4% against the background of continuous growth last year. The growth rate is rarely seen in recent years.

  The person in charge of the Foreign Investment Department of the Ministry of Commerce said that this shows that foreign investment is enthusiastic about coming to China. Multinational companies are still optimistic about the development opportunities of the Chinese market and continue to increase their investment in China.

  This enthusiasm has been building for a long time.

After China's epidemic prevention and control policies were adjusted, many foreign companies frequently started to "come to China".

Executives either conduct on-site inspections of local businesses, attend various large-scale conferences held in China, or visit senior Chinese financial and economic officials, fully demonstrating their active willingness to explore new business opportunities in China.

  The number of newly established foreign companies in China continues to grow significantly, laying the foundation for maintaining stable growth in attracting foreign investment in the future.

  At present, many places in China are fiercely competing to attract foreign investment. Many places are proposing innovative methods to optimize the business environment and strengthen communication with foreign companies.

As various regions strive to "struggle for the economy", China's overall scale of foreign investment absorption is expected to stabilize and improve.