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procurement systems, China, United States


Written during the drafting process for China's 2002 Government Procurement Law, this piece explores the characteristics of China's emerging public purchasing regime in comparison to that of the U.S. government procurement system, highlighting some of the challenges facing implementation of the new Chinese model.

Recommended Citation

Daniel J. Mitterhoff. " The Institutional Structure for Government Procurement: an Initial Look at the Emerging China Model," in Government Procurement Law of the People's Republic of China: Materials on the Drafting Process 1, by the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People's Congress and GTZ Legal Advisory Service. China Democracy and Legal System Publishing House, 2007. vol. 6, p. 563-575.