As of September 1, 2013, the Embassy is requiring a new visa application form. The form must be typewritten and printed on 2 sheets of paper, front and back. No hand-written applications will be accepted.
As of August 1, 2013, the Embassy of China is raising the fees for documents. Civil/Adoption documents will go from $20 per document to $25 per document. Business documents will go from $40 per document to $50 per document.