On the opposite page to the Chinese visa, is my Mongolian Visa. I had not allowed enough time to get the Visa in Sydney, because it took so long to get the Russian and Chinese Visas that I actually obtained the visa while in Bei Jing. I think the Mongolians get the prize for the most serious border control. Our train carriage, on leaving the country was filled with about 30 machine gun toting guards for the short journey from the customs post to the border.
Here is my Chinese visa. This time it is valid for 60 days. Previously you only got 30 days. The first time I was in China, in 1992 with Barbara, Arthur and Friedel, I stayed exactly 30 days.