Apparently during the olympics British Nationals could not get a chinese visa in other countries, do you know if this has been relaxed or not?
I will need to do this because i am not visiting china until the beginning of July and i leave for my RTW trip in January, otherwise i cannot go to china.
I'm not sure about that. I'm an American living in Taiwan and for some reason to get a visa to China for me is like US$150. Hong Kong of course is very cheap to enter, but I've never seen the mainland beyond that point. Taiwan now has direct flights between the mainland and here, so you don't have to go through Japan or HK any more. Hope I can get there one day!
Yes, things has returned to normal since the ending of the Olympic Games. As a British passport holder, you can get your Chinese Visa in other countries.