Need some help - I'm getting some conflicting information. I'm flying to HK from central asia later this week, the main reason being to get there and apply for a chinese visa. I contacted forever bright, an agency that assists in getting these things, and was told that they can apply for and get chinese visa [30 day single entry] for a fee that i'm willing to pay. but then I found this website today, as I was talking to a travel agent in Bishkek who used to handle chinese visas and said that I could now only apply for one in my home country - which would be the US and I'm not planning to return there for another few months as I'm taking a gap year from work. Here's the website: http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk/eng/zgqz/hzsyjbtk/
So... question is does anyone know if the Chinese embassy in HK is going to be sympathetic to my cause or if I'm just going to end up being disappointed again. I was hoping to finish seeing the silk road sights in China.