That's a big relief as there looks likley to be a hold up getting into China what with the protests.
Even if I can get an extra fortnight or so I should be ok.
As for getting into China it's easy. You just bend over, touch your toes and let bureaucracy give you one in the ass. I don't know what others are paying but for a 10 day crossing with Stan Tours I'm paying close on $2.5KUS which is ridiculous, but having waited 3 months or more to hear about Iran visa - and being British - I've sort of given up on that idea. And I really wanted to avoid flying again.