For those of you readers who are in China, you might have already heard the news. But for the rest of us, this might probably come as a shock to you. It is not secret that a large majority of the rich and powerful people in China, and those that can afford luxury cars such as Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Bentleys, are high-ranking officials whom are working in the Chinese government. These “officials” are often given military plates to put on their personal cars which extends to them the immunity of being a high-ranking officer is China. Therefore, it is not uncommon to see supercars running around with military plates on them.
The government however, has recently announced, that in order to eradicate bribery and bring about better “social harmony”, it will be revoking all military plate privileges for cars that are considered to be “luxury” brands. This includes but is not limited to, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini and the likes.
This is a huge step forward for the Chinese people as it goes to show that the government does indeed put its people ahead of the private gains of powerful officials and are working towards being more transparent and democratic in their methods.
Officials who want to purchase luxury cars and can afford to do so will not be hindered however, military plates will be not provided for and the cars will be subjected to traffic laws as per any other individual.
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