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ChinaDaily Headlines, 29th July 2008

Posted by MyLaowai on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Those colourful liars over at the Party mouthpiece, ChinaDaily, have been at it again:

Beijing denies suspension of issuing visa letters

The Beijing municipal government Monday denied reports in the foreign media that said it had stopped issuing official invitation letters for business visas to foreigners.

“Some foreign media have reported that the Beijing municipal bureau of commerce (BMBC) has stopped issuing official invitation letters, known as notification letters, needed for business visas. But the fact is we never did so,” Zhao Hui, a BMBC official, said.

I have just finished talking to a friend who is directly involved in the visa-issuing process, and he tells me that they have received very clear instructions from the Party, NOT to issue official invitation letters for business visas to foreigners. In fact, for the next few weeks, all business visa applications for foreigners are to be denied out of hand.

I guess that means I caught you making a bold-faced lie, Zhao Hui.

In other news, Hong Kong has just recorded its worst ever day of atmospheric pollution – 202 on the Air Pollution Index. Olympic equestrian competitors, however, are not worried:

“We have no concerns at all. These are the horses that we flew over from Florida, where it’s been 37 and 38 degrees for the last few weeks,” said Canadian team leader Michael Gallagher. “We’ve noticed the haze, but it’s not black like it is in Beijing.”

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One Response to “ChinaDaily Headlines, 29th July 2008”

  1. Hunxuer said

    Chinese officials do not make bald faced lies. They really believe what they say and, as discussed on Imagethief, they engage in “Jedi Mind Tricks” to augment their belief and to convince you too…

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