TECH China's high-tech manufacturing investment expands in Jan.-Aug.


China's high-tech manufacturing investment expands in Jan.-Aug.


01:23, September 29, 2019

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Visitors view welding robots during the 2019 China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, September 17, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's investment in the high-tech manufacturing industry further expanded in the first eight months of this year, official data showed.

From January to August, the investment grew 12 percent year on year, quickening 0.9 percentage points from that in the January-July period, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

In breakdown, investment in medical equipment and manufacturing of apparatus and instruments led the growth by 17.7 percent, while that in the electronic and communication equipment went up 14.5 percent year on year during the period.

NDRC data also showed that investment in technical transformation gained 9.5 percent, 6.9 percentage points faster than that in the overall manufacturing industry from January to August.

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