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Are New Policies Going To Affect Airlines?

Mon Apr 05, 2004 5:58 pm

Just got several reports from various sources saying that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China has modified its policies on American citizens entering into China and the most remarkable changes are shown as following:

1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China decided only to granting ordinary visas and levying a visafee for US personnel who hold diplomatic or service passports who are traveling to Chinese Mainland for personal purposes according to their intention.

2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China decided to requiring interviews with 'certain' US citizens who are applying for visas to China in the Chinese embassy and consulates across the United States of America.

3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China also decided to ban US citizens from applying for their Chinese visas upon their arrival, noting that the visa application must now have been granted before they enter China.

I'm just wondering how these new policies going to affect airlines whore serving the US-China routes? Are we going to see a big drop in the number of passengers from the US to China? As many of you may know that a few airlines have already started to get 'negetive responses' on the number of possible passengers from Chinese mainland to the United States after the US decided to fingerprint Chinese visitors.

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