The biggest foreign direct investor in China's manufacturing industy in 2005 was Hong Kong where a lot of multinational firms are located, mostly because Hong Kong is one of China's special administrative regions due to Hong Kong's high degree of political and economic autonomy. In fact, Hong Kong enjoys the status of the freest economy in the world. The second foreign direct investor is Latin America followed by South Korea and other countries.
Source: China Statistical Yearbook (2005)
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