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China deploys real-name system to curb train-ticket scalping at holiday season (2)


18:45, December 21, 2011

A passenger buys real-name train tickets on a vending machine in this file photo taken on June 1, 2011 at the Nanjing Railway Station in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province. China's railway authorities have introduced a real-name ticket purchasing system in some of the country's busiest stations ahead of the Chinese New Year travel rush. The real-name system, to be applied in stations in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Taiyuan, and so on, from Jan. 1 2012, is meant to crack down on rampant ticket scalping that typically booms during the holiday travel rush, railway officials on Dec. 21, 2011. (Xinhua)

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