I am planning on traveling from Germany to Indonesia on an Indian passport. Air China seems to be dirt cheap but I have a few things to clarify though:
The layover time is 10 hours while going and 19 while coming at Beijing (PEK), and I wish to use the 24 hour TWOV service. I have read sufficient reports about people randomly being denied the temporary stay permits when they applied at the airport. Given that I have traveled to Turkey in the past and I am traveling alone now, I feel I may very well get turned down.
1) What I want to know is, who are the people providing these permits? The immigration officers or a different counter from where I collect some pass and try clearing the immigration later?
2) If I am refused the permit at some desk which is not immigration desk, do I need to declare in future that I was refused entry into Mainland China?
3) If I get my permit from the desk and proceed towards immigration, and the immigration officers deny me entry, will they put any sort of stamp on my passport?
PS: I have no Turkish or Islamic background besides the fact that I traveled to Turkey for 4 days for tourism purposes earlier this year. I hold a long term German residence permit.