How fast can I get a chinese visa? and how much is the cheapest one?
China embassy in US http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/ the visa process is listed there, Fees: http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/fees/t943877.htm your choice of Visitor visa (cost will depend on type you need / choose) single/dual/multiple entry and period of time for entry and length of overall visa eg multiple entry, 30 days per time 3/6/12 months etc but if you hold a different passport it will be different choices As a first chinese visa, the long length/multi entry visa may not be available eg single / dual entry only and later get the multi entry if you can show you need / will use it See also entry /exit requirements at US Travel.state.gov https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/china.html Do not overstay - it will cost you a lot, to buy your way out and you will not be allowed to leave until you do !
It's best to go through a speciality Chinese visa agency. How much it'll cost depends on the type you're qualified for and attempting to get.
Don't do it! Those visas have high interest rates!
faster than you can say you want fried or steamed rice with that