China Watch Blog has learnt that a US marketing executive was denied entry at the Shenzhen border checkpoint as he was trying to cross the border from Hong Kong to Shenzhen on Oct 2.
Earlier, the executive had got an agent to get him a visa to enter China and he had flown from the US to Beijing to do some business, and later flew to Hong Kong on Oct 1.
Much to his surprise, he was told that his visa was only for one entry and could not be re-used for entry into Shenzhen. He had managed to get through the Hong Kong immigration and he was turned back to Hong Kong by the Chinese immigration on the Shenzhen side. The American executive said that he thought that when he entered Hong Kong from Beijing he was in China, and so entering Shenzhen from Hong Kong should not be a problem as he was still in China.
Obviously, the one country two systems message did not get through to this executive. Now, he has to wait for the Chinese visa office to open before he can apply for another visa.If you think China Watch Blog's information is useful, click on cup of coffee on left hand side and make a small contribution via PayPal