China Railway (CR) has curbed Chinese travel apps’ access to train tickets, as the government looks to limit third-parties on its online ticketing platform following a series of recent data breaches.

CR said it has prevented the apps from using multiple IP addresses to access more railway tickets, Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported earlier this week.

Despite the limitation, users are still able to book tickets through the apps, which include platforms such as Alibaba’s Fliggy, Meituan Dianping, and Ctrip, among others.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen