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China, the Olympics and the Visa Mystery

Rodger Baker writes in the Stratfor.com Weekly: Something extraordinary is happening in China, and we are not talking about the Olympics. Rather, Chinese officials have been clamping down on visa applications and implementing...

China Clamps Down On Business Visas

From AP: Business travel appears to be the latest victim of China’s ever-tightening security crackdown before the Beijing Olympics. Government officials confirmed Thursday that visas for business people will be tougher to...

For China’s Olympic Guests, a Not-So-Warm Welcome

The Christian Science Monitor looks at how Olympics security is impacting Beijing residents as well as those planning to travel there for the Games: Fearful of terrorist attacks and of embarrassing protests, the authorities are...

Businesses in China Take a Pre-Olympics Hit

Businesses in China, far from Beijing, are suffering collateral damage from new visa restrictions imposed in the run-up to the Olympics. The Los Angeles Times reports: The Beijing Olympics in August may be China’s biggest...

Visa Limits Undermine Beijing’s Tourism Hopes

David Barboza reports in the New York Times, from Beijing: The plush lobby of the Kerry Center Hotel in Beijing is usually crowded with foreign guests this time of year, most of them lounging in Centro, a hip bar, listening to...

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