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China's 2018 FDI up three percent to $135 billion - CCTV

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan attends a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China March 11, 2018. China Daily via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China rose 3 percent in 2018 to $135 billion(105.07 billion pounds), state-run CCTV reported.

The world's second-largest economy also will reduce restrictions on foreign investment and address difficulties facing foreign companies investing in China, Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said in an interview with official media on Saturday.

(Reporting by Tom Daly and Coco Li; Editing by Kim Coghill)