Why do Chinese Consulate Generals use @gmail.com email addresses, rather than official ones? [closed]

The Politicus
Mar 30, 2022 04:40 AM 0 Answers
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I hope I am not being phished or spoofed? If these are the legitimate websites of the Chinese Consulates, why would they use @gmail.com? Why don't they use their official addresses ending in gov.cn?

On the left side of http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/

E-mail: [email protected]

But on the right side

Email for Authentication Application: [email protected]


II. The newly added email address [email protected] will be for inquiries related to Chinese Visa, Notarization/Authentication.


Email: [email protected]


Email: [email protected]

Scroll to the bottom.

Temporary Closure during the COVID-19 outbreak

Applicants are advised to postpone all applications.

Fax: 312-453-0211

Email: [email protected]

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