Links: GovernmentChina Business World - Provides an overview of government structure and people in high level positions.
China Internet Information Center - Posts the government white papers (on right hand selection bar select "Govt White Papers") and official Chinese views on a variety of topics. Has links to Chinese newspapers, periodicals, human rights sites and others.
Embassy of the PRC in the USA - Official site of the Chinese Embassy in the US gives government information and country information. Visa instructions are found here with a visa form that is printable.