China visas extended

This item appears on page 4 of the February 2015 issue.

A deal struck between the US and Chinese governments on Nov. 12 extends from one year to 10 years the validity period of tourist and business visas for US citizens traveling to China. The application process and the visa fee of $140 remain the same. Any traveler continuing to Hong Kong or Macau must get a multiple-entry visa in order to reenter China.

Chinese citizens benefit from new, 10-year tourism and business visas to the US.