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Guangdong school dean caught with 'fake' police licence plates

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Two luxury vehicles in the Guangdong town of Huizhou carrying counterfeit police licence plates belong to the dean of an education institute, according to police.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 12:58pm 1 comment

China bans military licence plates on luxury cars

Soldiers at a People's Liberation Army unit in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, display new and old military vehicle licence plates. Photo: Xinhua

Under a new registration system, all military vehicles must be given new car plates by Wednesday, and blacklisted sedans include those made by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lincoln, Cadillac, Bentley, Jaguar and Porsche, as well as the Volkswagen Phaeton, according to a ministry website.

29 Apr 2013 - 8:10am 6 comments

Campaign to end abuse of official number plates won't be easy

Military number plates adorn the rear of three makes of luxury car on the mainland. Photo: SCMP

What is a military number plate? In China, it is much more than a set of numbers to identify a specific vehicle. It is a blatant sign of power, privilege, money and corruption.

8 Apr 2013 - 5:49am 3 comments

Jail officers want car licence plate barred

The sale of a personalised licence plate reading "CSD HK" is rattling the bars among Hong Kong's prison officers. They say the sale by the Transport Department has damaged the dignity of the Correctional Services Department - commonly abbreviated as CSD - and also the staff morale.

1 Mar 2013 - 3:45am