The Real Reason For Visa Restrictions
According to the New York Times, one of the main reasons for the visa restrictions was government officials who had gambling problems.
China had tried repeatedly to clamp down on gambling by public officials but had never had much success until hitting on the idea of limiting visas. The new visa regulations, which went into effect last summer, limit mainland officials to just one trip every three months, and for no more than seven days, and have been highly effective, gambling analysts and scholars say.
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