China Jan-Feb FDI rises 0.5 pct y/y to 139.4 bln yuan -commerce ministry

BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment into China for Jan-Feb rose 0.5 pct year-on-year to 139.4 billion yuan ($22.06 billion), the Ministry of Commerce said on its website on Thursday.

Foreign investment into high-tech manufacturing totaled 14.53 billion yuan over the period, up 89.7 percent. ($1 = 6.3183 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Himani Sarkar)