On Monday, I leave for Cambodia via China. I’ll be speaking at the CAMTESOL conference next Saturday. My worry is the Chinese airport. I fly into Shanghai and though I requested a multiple entry visa, they gave me a single entry visa. I’m flying with one checked bag. Will I be able to get my bag in Shanghai and then check it for Phnom Penh without going through immigration? I don’t want to get stuck in China unable to go to the conference. Moreover, after the conference I have a job interview in Macau. Though Macau, like Hong Kong is part of China, when traveling, it’s considered a foreign country. So even if I decided to bail on CAMTESOL, I still have to be able to fly to Shanghai and then get to Macau without going through immigration since once that visa’s stamped I can’t re-enter.
Oh, China why? Consulate workers why?
Last semester all the teachers who asked for multiple entry visa and those who asked for single entry got multiple. Seems the bureaucrats had fun exercising their power.