IAAF approves application of three Russians to compete as neutral athletesSport February 24, 1:43
US lawmakers present no evidence of Russia’s interference in US election - Russian MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:42
Russia to continue strengthen its Armed Forces - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:37
4,000 Russian nationals fight among militants in Syria - PutinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 21:31
Opposition’s demand of Assad’s immediate resignation absurd - Russian envoy to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 16:34
Moscow celebrates Defender of the Fatherland DaySociety & Culture February 23, 16:19
ISS astronauts capture Dragon with manipulatorScience & Space February 23, 14:36
Vitaly Churkin’s body delivered to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 12:30
Ukrainian military shell Donetsk water purification plantWorld February 23, 11:45
BEIJING, January 16. /ITAR-TASS/. China’s direct investments into foreign economies increased in 2013 by 16.8% year-on-year to $90.17 billion in comparison with 2012, China’s Commerce Ministry representative Shen Danyang said on Thursday.
“Last year China steadily boosted its investments into economies of 156 countries. At the same time the main funds were injected into Russia, EU member-states, Australia, the United States and Japan. These countries account for around 72.6% of China’s total direct foreign investments,” Shen said.
Last year China’s investments into economies of Russia, the United States, Australia and countries of Eastern Europe totaled $4.08 billion, $4.23 billion, $3.94 billion and $5.74 billion respectively. At the same time, the year-on-year growth rates of investments jumped by 518.2%, 125%, 82.4% and 29.9% respectively.
Chinese experts say a significant influx of China’s investments into Russia has been caused by “the implementation of some large-scale strategic projects.” “Oil and gas cooperation is in the first place among these projects,” Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Guoping told Itar-Tass. “Stronger interaction between the two countries at the regional level also plays a great role.”
In 2012, China’s direct foreign investments into foreign countries reached $87.8 billion.