Current Visa Restrictions – Short-term measure or Long-Term Policy?

There may be more to the current difficulties in obtaining visa from Chinese authorities than just “paranoia on China’s part regarding protests or terrorist attacks during the Olympics”, says Rodger Baker in an article published on stratfor.com.

“Assumptions that China is only focused on continued good economic ties with the world shouldn’t be taken as gospel — China has a track record of shutting down external connections when internal crises brew.”

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