I'm an American backpacking around Asia, and I am currently in Cebu. After my time in Philippines is over, I'd like to travel to China. Does anyone know if it is possible, and easy, to get a China Tourist Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Manila? The Embassy website says it's do able, but are there any special rules like: Me being a permanent resident of the Philippines, or having to have a letter from someone in China - that kind of "special rule." Additionally, I'd like to be in Manila as short as possible; I all ready travelled to Manila, so would expedited passport handling (rush processing) actually work. Do travel agencies in Manila have Visa services? Please help.