While at the China Visa office yesterday to pick up my Visa, I came across a notice next to the pick up windows written in both Chinese and English. The English part says
In retaliation to the US increasing the cost of a Visa to Chinese citizens to $100, we will be increasing our Visa cost to US citizens.
Now retaliation is a very strong word and one might say the person who translated that message use the wrong word – he really meant to use “In response”. However, when dealing with China, you never know! I’m wouldn’t have been surprised if they add “So there!” at the end.