Former Trump adviser says China delayed visa to attend forum

Reuters | April 18, 2019

A former U.S. defense official who served on the Trump transition team said on Wednesday he had been prevented from speaking at a forum in China after its embassy in Washington failed to approve his visa. Michael Pillsbury said he submitted a visa application on March 22 and it had not been granted in time for him to travel to Beijing for the April 14 event. “So, is this a subtle message of some kind, or just a mistake,” Pillsbury told Reuters, adding he was still “waiting patiently for my visa to be issued”. In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said he needed to look into the details of the situation, but in principle Chinese embassies handle visa applications in accordance with the law and China welcomed people-to-people exchanges with the United States.

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Atlanta’s symbol is the Phoenix, the legendary bird that rose from the ashes. In Atlanta’s case, the Phoenix represents the city’s rise following the Civil War; it adorns the City’s seal along with the motto “Resurgens,” which means “rising again.” The Phoenix is an apt symbol for the city, which has a long and proud history of self-reinvention – a place where entire industries have been reimagined and where Dr. King’s hopes have been realized in ways few other American cities can boast of. Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the State of Georgia; it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the ninth largest MSA in the United States.1 The Atlanta MSA is home to almost 5.5 million people and 150,000 businesses.2 More than two-thirds of all goods and services produced in Georgia are produced in the Atlanta MSA.3 The sustainability of the state’s economy, as well as that of the Southeast region – a region of 78 million people – is tightly tied to Atlanta’s success. Since its founding as “Terminus,” at the intersection of two railroad lines, Atlanta has played a critical role as a transportation hub. Today, Atlanta boasts the busiest airport in the world with over 94 million passengers in 2013.4 The city’s strength as a hub of passenger transportation has helped to attract and grow a strong base of Fortune 1000 corporate headquarters, including Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, Delta, Porsche, Equifax and PulteGroup. It has also fostered the growth of smaller businesses in the financial technology, health information technology, global non-profit, logistics, and film/television production sectors, among a host of others.

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Atlanta’s symbol is the Phoenix, the legendary bird that rose from the ashes. In Atlanta’s case, the Phoenix represents the city’s rise following the Civil War; it adorns the City’s seal along with the motto “Resurgens,” which means “rising again.” The Phoenix is an apt symbol for the city, which has a long and proud history of self-reinvention – a place where entire industries have been reimagined and where Dr. King’s hopes have been realized in ways few other American cities can boast of. Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the State of Georgia; it is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the ninth largest MSA in the United States.1 The Atlanta MSA is home to almost 5.5 million people and 150,000 businesses.2 More than two-thirds of all goods and services produced in Georgia are produced in the Atlanta MSA.3 The sustainability of the state’s economy, as well as that of the Southeast region – a region of 78 million people – is tightly tied to Atlanta’s success. Since its founding as “Terminus,” at the intersection of two railroad lines, Atlanta has played a critical role as a transportation hub. Today, Atlanta boasts the busiest airport in the world with over 94 million passengers in 2013.4 The city’s strength as a hub of passenger transportation has helped to attract and grow a strong base of Fortune 1000 corporate headquarters, including Coca-Cola, Turner Broadcasting, Delta, Porsche, Equifax and PulteGroup. It has also fostered the growth of smaller businesses in the financial technology, health information technology, global non-profit, logistics, and film/television production sectors, among a host of others.

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