It’s that time again. Note from Jan 1, 2007 the Chinese consulate or embassy no longer take the renewal (due to the new passport laws taking effect). Here is a link for the Chicago Consulate. Note you need the Adobe reader Simplified Chinese Patch to read the PDF form.
BTW, the Nov. 2006 visa bulletin is out, and here is the link. I used to subscribe to the email list but it did not sending out the email as soon as it put on the web. At one time, I even received an email which is a question asked by somebody on the mailing list. OK so much for the reliability of their email system 🙂