Seek­ing re­morse

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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.

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