I just received a telephone call telling me my visa application has been denied, pending a letter from me indicating I don’t plan to work while in China on a tourist visa. Had I not been expecting something of this nature, I would be very distressed.
As I marked the “staff of media” box on the application, I wondered if getting a visa would be as straightforward as it should be. But no worries, I’ll fill out and return the form letting the consulate know I have no intentions of working while I’m in China. Trust me, working is the last thing I will be thinking about.
All will be well and my passport will be back in my hands by the end of next week. So help them, it had better be.