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China's latest cyberwar: the battle for Chinese New Year train tickets

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 05:50
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Train tickets in China can only be bought a maximum of 60 days ahead, triggering a scramble. All festive season tickets are sold in the first few minutes after they become available on the official website 12306.cn.

Beijing

CHINESE tradition requires people to gather at their family home before the Lunar New Year begins - on Feb 19 this year - with authorities expecting more than 2.8 billion trips to be taken over the festive period.

Rail is one of the favoured ways to travel and while