China cracks down on scalpers reselling hospital tickets to desperate patients
March 2, 2016 - Uncategorized
China is cracking down harder on scalpers selling tickets for hospital appointments in large cities like Beijing and Shanghai, and police have carried out several high profile raids in the past weeks to drive home this point, according to state media.
Ticket scalping is, for most part, a way of life for Chinese people. The scalpers, also called “huangniu” (黄牛), are a common sight especially at entertainment shows, and even outside train stations, where they resell tickets they’ve booked out for a higher price to the public. Most hospitals require that patients buy tickets to see a doctor. Read more…