TOKYO - General Motors Corp said on Monday its sales in China grew 33.8 percent in January-May from the same period a year ago, adding that the bankrupt U.S. automaker's eight Chinese joint ventures and other local operations would continue to function normally.

GM has a specific development plan in China for the next five years that demonstrates our great confidence in the country, Kevin Wale, president of GM China Group, said in a statement.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by David Cowell)