This undated photo shows employees making auto parts at a foreign-funded company in Anshan, Liaoning province. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – Foreign direct investment into the Chinese mainland, in actual use, rose 15.9 percent year on year to 1.04 trillion yuan, or $157.2 billion, in the first 11 months of the year, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday.

During the Jan-Nov period, FDI into the service sector increased 17 percent year on year, while high-tech industries saw FDI inflow jump 19.3 percent, data from the ministry showed.

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Foreign investments from countries along the Belt and Road as well as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations into the Chinese mainland jumped 24.7 percent and 23.7 percent, respectively.