10.04.2007

Re-education through labour for train ticket scalpers

The Chongqing Evening Post (重庆晚报) reported that ticket scalpers who commit the offence more than three times will be sentenced to re-education through labour.

Provinces have adopted different standards on the sentencing of ticket scalpers. In Jiangsu the sale of 5 tickets is enough to be sent to laojiao. In Chongqing, the scalper needs to be catched three times before he can be sentenced. In Beijing, scalpers are sentenced only if they do not "amend themselves" after moral persuasion (经教不改的).

Crack-downs on ticket scalpers take place periodically in China. Ticket scalping is one of the violations of law (weifa) for which laojiao is used.