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The extreme treachery of the Philipinnes government – we don’t need Chinese workers to take Filipino jobs


I am writing in reference to the news article, “Why hire Chinese? Palace cites lack of skilled Pinoy workers” by Ms. Ruth Abbey Gita which appeared in Sunstar, January 24th. Said news report not only made my blood boil to the maximum, but incontestably makes me extremely mad and furious to the core. Yes indeed! … Continue reading

Mass suicide bid by 30 Chinese cabbies in Beijing was caused by government indifference


The following is based on reports in Chinese media: Hong Kong’s Singtao Daily and SCMP both carry a report on petitioning taxi drivers conducting a mass suicide attempt last Friday, in a busy street in Beijing, in protest of local despotism in their hometown Suifenhe City, Heilongjiang Province. Those cabbies are all self-employed taxi operators … Continue reading

British teachers fined, jailed and deported for working illegally in China


The following is one of many stories in recent months concerning foreign nationals working illegally, or vilified as serious criminals for seemingly minor matters. After ricocheting from subject of sympathy to target of vitriol by millions of Chinese Internet users who had seen photographs of him hitting a woman pedestrian with his scooter, a foreign … Continue reading

Chinese school recruiters scam expat teachers


The following story was supplied to us by one of our readers, and serves as a warning to expats not to trust recruiters when looking for teaching jobs in China. Previously respected expat websites are increasingly and knowingly promoting these recruiters for large sums of money, knowing that the expat will run into these problems. … Continue reading

Poll: Young Chinese use ‘daddies’ to get ahead


To get ahead in China, you need the right daddy. So says a recent online survey showing that nearly 84% of respondents believe the young people around them would prefer to play a game of pin die rather than work hard. Meaning something like “powerful daddy,” the phrase refers to competing on the basis of … Continue reading

China’s new visa laws target expats


On July 1st 2013, China introduced new visa laws for foreigners, supposedly targeting illegal workers, but in reality targeting all expats in China (read the laws here). Mostly it seems about being able to control and punish foreigners more, which is to be expected to deflect from the crashing economy. They will also be able … Continue reading

Job prospects grim for China’s 7 million fresh graduates


When James Zhao, 23, read news reports last Friday claiming Renren, the “Facebook of China“, could be laying off three-quarters of the staff at its 3G technology department, his heart sank. Having been unsuccessful in his job applications to several multinational tech firms, including mobile giant Motorola, he was hoping to have better luck with … Continue reading

The real cause and impact of China’s labour shortage


China continues to suffer a labour shortage in its key coastal manufacturing regions. This, no doubt, is impacting U.S. and other foreign companies operating in China. But the labour shortage is not due to a lack of available workers. Instead, it is prompted by Chinese government policies, as well as prevailing work and living conditions … Continue reading

China: Migrant workers’ rights groups report forced evictions


Workers’ rights groups in the manufacturing hub of Shenzhen are being forcibly evicted from their offices, scholars have said in an open letter, urging an end to the crackdown. About 10 groups that offer help to the millions of migrant workers living and working in Shenzhen have reported random inspections and evictions, some of which … Continue reading

China’s rising pay decreases production competiveness


Labour costs in China would match those of the United States within four years, catching up with eurozone countries in five years and with Japan in seven, the French bank Natixis forecast in a study last month. China “will soon no longer be a competitive place for production given the strong rise in the cost … Continue reading

Visa rules tighten for foreigners in China; 10 years expulsion


SCMP reports today that China’s top legislature has endorsed a tighter immigration regulation aimed primarily at foreign illegal workers. The regulation, ratified by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, shortens the minimum duration of residential certificates for foreigners carrying a work visa to 90 days – half of the current period. “The rule … Continue reading

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