The U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China has recently announced that it has now issued its one millionth visa this month in December of 2011.
The best news, though, is that the average time to wait for a visa is ONLY one week! Ambassador Gary Locke announced that he is working hard to increase travel between China and the U.S. This is good news for us because Chinese visitors gave the U.S. economy about $ 5 billion in the year of 2010. This is important to know because it provides a good policy for why we should increase immigration to the U.S. and not decrease immigration to the U.S.