China is rethinking its planned purchase of nuclear power plants from foreign vendors. Areva, Westinghouse, and Atomstroiexport are currently bidding for a block sale of at least four reactors valued at approximately $8 billion. The announcement of the winning bid has not yet been scheduled, but has been widely expected by the end of 2005.
Here is an article from China Daily that claims that the government is thinking about purchasing just those parts that it cannot produce domestically. Decision on US$8b reactor may be delayed – http://www.thestandard.com.hk/stdn/std/China/GH13Ad06.html.