外文标题：Chinese military ordered to buy locally-made vehicles
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese leader Xi Jinping has ordered the military to choose domestic brands when procuring vehicles, part of a broad effort to reduce costs and buy locally-produced goods, state media reported.
The decision, contained in a circular issued late on Monday, follows a ban in April on the use of military license plates on luxury cars, most of which were foreign brands.
Government officials have already been urged to drive home-produced brands, such as Red Flag, challenging Audi, the Volkswagen-owned brand that has dominated the government market for 20 years. The Foreign Ministry has said that minister Wang Yi is now chauffeured in a Red Flag H7.
Great idea... the U.S. military should buy our combat boots and everything else locally...
Now why can't America buy only USA made equipment for our military? Maybe too many hands being greased in the pentagon and congress...
If we ended our military embargo of China, we could've made a lot of money selling them weapons, perhaps even get our debt managed.
Don't buy Japanese, buy American.
but American cars are not reliable.....i will always buy TOYOTA
Yeah right the Chinese military should buy American, so NSA could implant something to spy on them
Why can't Americans do the same with American cars? Oh right, we have Obama as president.
this is good news.
compared to fake democracy in the west, the elected leader drive much better car than ordinary people who are often mislead by media " voter are the master"
slave live in five star hotel, enjoy air force one, drive luxurious car, live a life like a celebrity, die hard fan is praising them like a cult leader.
the people, the master of the nation often struggling to make an end meet.
Hardly a surprise....actually I am surprised this hasn't been policy all along. We certainly have a "buy American" policy, so why wouldn't they?
The difference is, in this country it is a volunteer thing, in Communist China you get lined up and shot if you do not obey. Where have you been all of your life?
And we should only buy american made stuff as well . get our country back on track
And why would anyone pay more money when they can get it cheaper at Walmart? Moron
GM sells more cars in China then they do in the U.S....We bailed them out and they stabbed the U.S. workers in the back!
Chinese buy more GM cars than American. American instead buy Toyotas! You are wondering why GM close some of the Assembly plant & discontinue Pointiac, Oldsmobile & Saturn?
No need to fear China's military. I'm more worried about Japan's rapid re-militarization.
You are right. America is more worried in the so-called "ally" Japan, than China
This means they have to buy Cadillacs which are to be made in China. Google youtube general motors china
The end of the "big" Chinese market for multinationals
they will soon find out locally made vehicles only last after a few uses.....
Screaming Lord Byron
Hopefully their great leader will expand this to require that ALL military equipment must be purchased from domestic manufacturers. This alone would guarantee that the Chinese military is absolutely nothing to be even slightly concerned about, as the equipment will not work...