Workers at an electronics factory in the eastern province of Anhui. Saudi Arabia and France invested heavily in China in the first two months of this year. But others are have been deterred by rising costs such as wages, and are setting up in emerging economies like Vietnam. Photo: AFP

China plays down foreign capital flight fears amid manufacturing slowdown

Foreign direct investment climbed 2.2 per cent in March, Commerce Ministry says, but admits that manufacturing has fallen out of favour

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Workers at an electronics factory in the eastern province of Anhui. Saudi Arabia and France invested heavily in China in the first two months of this year. But others are have been deterred by rising costs such as wages, and are setting up in emerging economies like Vietnam. Photo: AFP
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