Now I have another visa question. I want to use this program in Beijing, fly in from Japan to beijing for 72-hour and then depart back to home. The problem is the flight from Osaka to Beijing on China Eastern has a stop/layover in Shanghai or Qingdao for 2-hour. Does it mean I have to clear the immigration/custom in Shanghai or Qingdao even though my final destination is beijing? Does it mean I cannot take advantage of 72-hour visa free program in beijing in this situation? One way flight non-stop from Osaka to Beijing is USD $1500 and there is no way I would pay that.
thank you very much