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Business visa rejections pose threat to Chinese investment in B.C.

posted Dec 2, 2011, 12:44 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Dec 2, 2011, 12:44 PM ]
When visitors seeking to develop trade links are turned down, they likely to go elsewhere: critics
By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun November 26, 2011

When an uncle of Vancouver resident Wendy Wang told her that he was interested in coming to Canada to develop trade links with the B.C. forestry sector, she offered to help any way she could.

He planned on beginning his business trip by attending an international forestry conference at the University of B.C. Wang registered him and UBC sent an official letter inviting him - a requirement to receive a temporary visa.

But when her uncle applied for a visa through the Canadian government's Beijing office, he was turned down.

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