I am in Bangkok and trying to get my docs legalized in the Chinese Visa Centre. Their website is down, phone lines are only recorded msgs about documents. I emailed them and they said they would 'consider' the urgency of my request and will consider giving me an appointment. That was 2 days ago. No reply since. This is just to have my degree and police check legalized and not a visa application. My contract starts in Beijing on Aug 1st. Anyone else out there, in Bangkok, and did the visa centre give you an appointment to process your docs? Good luck!