Are you interested in terms used in bidding at an auction? The fate of Liu Xiaoqing's property might be one place to look.
minimum bid (拍卖底价) The price agreed upon (by auctioneer and, sometimes, the seller) to open the bidding.
At a minimum bid of US$3 million, a sale of the whole Caribbean island would be the largest ever real-estate deal on eBay. — REUTERS
hammer (final bid) price (落槌价,成交价): The price reached by the auctioneer when the gavel (small, wooden hammer used by auctioneers and judges) hits the podium.
Phillips, world's third-largest auction house, holds its first big evening auction, starting with announcement that 3 per cent of hammer prices would go to American Foundation for AIDS Research. — THE NEW YORK TIMES
to call for bids (唱价): The repeated calling of the auctioneer for higher bids at an auction.
With enviable verbal skills and a quick wit, the auctioneer keeps the crowd focused by calling for bids. — NAAO ONLINE
successful (highest, winning) bidder (买主)
The French government said that it would sell its 10.9 per cent share in Credit Lyonnais to the highest bidder in a auction on Monday. — AP