Women forced into sexual slavery during WWII still await an apology from Japan.
Just 7,454 license plates were awarded during the latest car license auction in Shanghai that ended on August 15, accounting for just 4.5 percent of the bidders, Xinhuanet. com reported. A total of 166,939 applicants were in this round of the auction, with the lowest bidding price hitting 82,600 yuan ($12,910). In order to control the number of vehicles on its roads, Shanghai was the first city in China to launch an auction for car licenses. The cost of owning a car license has since been rising rapidly from its starting value of just 13,600 yuan. High prices and the low possibility of winning a license plate have driven some people to acquire car licenses in other provinces.