China's foreign direct investment (FDI) totaled $74.47 billion during the first four months of this year, up 26.1 percent on a yearly basis.
FDI flows into the central and western regions surged by 43.7 percent and 26.9 percent year-on-year respectively in the period.
According to the Ministry of Commerce, the central region covers Shanxi, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Henan, Hubei, and Hunan, while the western region includes Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Xinjiang.
More foreign companies cast their eyes on these regions because of the lower operation costs, abundant human resources, complete industrial chains, and preferential policies.
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