I have recently heard a rumor from a couple reliable sources that they knew of a mission call recently given to a couple different young men. This rumor states they would be called on a three year mission with the first year served in Taiwan and the remaining 2 years in Mainland China.
I remember hearing this rumor while I was in the Missionary Training Center back in 1998. I was excited for the possibility then but alas never happened.
Elder Nelson recently spoke to the missionaries at the Missionary Training Center and encouraged them to not spread rumors. He wanted to ensure everyone knew the Church always goes through the front door.
Leaders of this Church enter countries new to the Church through the front door. We do not go in through the back door or via the alley. Our relationships are based on honesty, openness, integrity and complete compliance with local law.
You can read Elder Nelson’s full talk on ldschurchnews.com