China’s ‘buy Chinese’ targets for state firms against US trade deal, WTO

China’s government quietly issued new procurement guidelines in May that require up to 100% local content on hundreds of items including X-ray machines and magnetic resonance imaging equipment, erecting fresh barriers for foreign suppliers, three US-based sources told Reuters.Document 551 was issued on May 14 by the Chinese Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, with the title, “Auditing guidelines for government procurement of imported products,” said one…