Be aware of the enhanced rules for getting a visa to visit China before or during the Olympics. This also applies to foreigners living in China right now. There are many articles about it and it seems the rules do change very rapidly. So here just an example article showing some reasons why these new rules are put in place:
“This is to ensure that we do not receive complaints from visitors that our hotels are full and our tourist destinations are too crowded.”
“We also do not want to see people sleeping on the streets as there will be many people visiting
He added that it was best if visitors avoided the Olympics period.
Local Malaysian travel agents confirmed that they had reduced the number of
Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association president Chay Ng said: “Some of the travel agents have stopped organizing