Ministry of Defence

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

China bans military licence plates on luxury cars

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.