Monday, January 24, 2011

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Ahh, the joys of becoming a more industrialized, capitalistic economy and society.

China cracks down on online ticket scalpers
Xinhua -

BEIJING - China's railway police have detained 618 people for scalping train tickets over the Internet, amid a crackdown on online ticket scalping, the Ministry of Railways said Monday.

The 618 were involved in 565 scalping cases, with 160 being detained by Beijing railway police.
Computer experts were deployed to collect, classify and analyze online ticket scalping information.

Various websites were urged to post slogans - such as "Ticket Scalping is Forbidden" and "Avoiding Being Cheated" - in conspicuous positions on webpages.