Wednesday, November 27, 2019

"Desperate Beijing motorists marrying people just so they can secure a licence plate for their car"

SCMP:

A report by state broadcaster CCTV that aired on Sunday night claimed that some drivers were willing to pay the equivalent of tens of thousands of US dollars to marry someone with one of the prized plates, have it transferred into their name and then get divorced.

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The scam is the result of a licence lottery first introduced in 2011 to tackle the Chinese capital’s notorious congestion and pollution.