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Global Times blasts social media's 'excessive' supervision of luxury military vehicles

The Global Times runs an  editorial titled "military cars should get used to excessive supervision." Photo: screenshot via Weibo

After China’s online community posted startling photos of luxury cars bearing military licence plates - flouting new restrictions that came into

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 11:05am 4 comments

Vehicles bearing military plates spotted after ban

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

New restrictions on using military licence plates on luxury cars came into effect in the mainland on Wednesday - prompting an immediate wave of furious microblog posts exposing vehicles still bearing them.

3 May 2013 - 6:59am 4 comments

Guangdong school dean caught with 'fake' police licence plates

Photo: Screenshot via Chinanews.com

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.

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

Chinese military to issue new number plates in bid to curb abuse

Did an online campaign lead to a small reform in the military? (Photo: SCMP Pictures)

On May 1, the People’s Liberation Army will introduce new car number plates in an effort to quell rampant abuse of military vehicles.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am