Shenzhen launched on Saturday online bidding for motor vehicle plates that are deemed to be lucky numbers, People’s Daily reported Sunday. Authorities did not set any starting prices for the bidding, it said. Following the move, 50 plates were taken up for a combined 11.07 million yuan (US$1.83 million), with the top price being paid for the ‘BB888B’ license plate at 965,000 yuan, according to the report. Authorities will sell up to 500 plates each month in such auction, with the proceeds to be used for road construction and for supplementing a traffic accident aid fund, the report said.
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