China clamps down on issuing business visas

China is adding to the already tight restrictions on who can get into China in advance of next month's Beijing Olympics.

A government official says Beijing has cut back on the number of business visas it's issuing. The restriction started the beginning of the month and continues through the middle of September.

China's tightened visa rules are aimed at keeping out foreign activists and foreigners without jobs but regular business people are getting caught in the net. The head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai says it's clearly having an impact on the U.S. business community but isn't sure yet how much.

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