Answer from "German Consulate" in brief:
"...we are in contact with the chinese Government regarding this issue. We have not received any satisfying explaination until now................"
They are saying they want to push hard to resolve this matter, but no idea how long this will take.
Website "China's Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong SAR 13.04.08:
means NO more visas issued in Hong Kong for non Hong Kong permanent residents. Maybe the HK tourism department will wake up on this news .......the legislator of tourism section Mr Howard Young who found this regulation "understandable" 1 week ago, should probably double-check if this is still "understandable" today from the point of represanting interests for
the "Hong Kong tourism sector".