Today, I went to the Chinese Embassy to work out the travel logistics of my business trip to meet the manufacturers. Apparently, unless you have an invitation to the Summer Games, you can’t get a visa to enter China. What the #@*%? How can you exclude people from conducting business just because of track and field? Very easily, I found out. I just spent $1800 on airline tickets and hotel reservations!
Luckily, I waited for someone who knew what the hell they were talking about. Even though China is stopping all flow of persons not entering for the Olympics, I was informed I only need to get an additional invitation letter from my Chinese manufacturering company and then I will be granted a visa.