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Reach the head of the line at immigration at Beijing airport and you see something unexpected: On a little ledge just below the officer’s line of sight is a small machine showing an array of buttons. Atop the buttons is a legend inviting travelers to rate the work of the officer: very satisfactory / satisfactory / not satisfactory / slow or rude. As soon as the officer places his or her stamp in the passport, the buttons go active.
The lines did move fast.