Production cuts ordered for this winter by China’s top steelmaking city Tangshan look less restrictive than last year, analysts said, potentially keeping output high even as the city seeks to fight pollution by cutting smokestack smog. Based on a list of restrictions detailed in a local government notice issued late on Thursday, the average production cut at mills in the city would come to 30-35 percent, lower than last year’s 42 percent, analysts said. Of the 36 steel producers in Tangshan, 22 were ordered to reduce output by around 30 percent and nine by 50 percent, according to the notice. Unlike last year, Beijing has allowed local governments to set their own output curbs this winter. […]