Monday, November 9, 2009

More on the Air Quality

Thanks, GlobalGal, for bringing this great article by James Fallows to my attention.


globalgal said... [Reply]

You're welcome!
Also, off topic, I wanted to apologize - I couldn't find an email address, so I'll do it here. I recently commented on a fellow blogger's post about "Passport Mafan" and I probably shouldn't have written that I was "disappointed with US Consulate service in Beijing." You are right that the consulate staff work very hard. My comment sounded bitter and I didn't really want to disrespect the Embassy or Embassy workers. Unfortunately, I have had some bad luck in dealing with visa issues for my husband and I sometimes let that cloud my judgment!

Donna said... [Reply]

I remember your comment and didn't see anything wrong with it. I read about your husband's visa issues awhile back - it isn't easy getting a visa, even when it ought to be. My recollection from my days on the line is that you have to prove you are legit and deserve to get a visa - the consular official doesn't have to be able to prove that you're suspect, but if you can't prove you're not, oh well. It's a hard standard to meet. I wasn't offended by your comment, though - no worries.

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