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Q: What do you think of this close in the contract?

  1. "Party B shall respect China’s religious policies,
  2. and shall not conduct any religious activities incompatible
  3. with his/her status as a foreign expert."

 

Sure one should respect the workplace environment and code of conduct. But, to my surprise, this is the first time I see that stipulated in a contract. Do you think this clause has room in a legal contract?

 

For me it shouldn't

 

 

 

17 weeks 6 days ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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I've met a couple of overt religious types....while it's invited by the locals, it's ok. When it's not (such as brought into a classroom) it's bad! I've heard students complain!

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I've never had a problem with it.

 

Your employer is responsible for your actions, if you're going around trying to start underground churches or preach religion you'd be breaking the law and that would come back on your employer.

 

It's a reasonable addition to a contract I think.

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I've met a couple of overt religious types....while it's invited by the locals, it's ok. When it's not (such as brought into a classroom) it's bad! I've heard students complain!

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If you can't abide by the contract, don't sign, find another school. 

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Whom? Legal, are you versed in Chines law?

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As Stiggs mentioned, it's the standard SAFEA "anti-proselytizing" clause. 

 

Proselytizing is technically illegal in China, 

*edit* You've never seen it on a contract before? Are you a new to China FOB, or have you just never actually read any of your contracts before. This has been in Every. Single. Contract. That. I. Have. Seen. In. China.

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Yes, it's in every contract. ye old foreigners must understand that thou shall not worship any god except the CCP, we are a jealous God and we shall smite thee or exile thee from whence you come if you disobey our almighty God "CCP".

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I can't blame the Chinese for putting this in a contract. In the 18th & 19th centuries The Europeans committed genocide and exterminated entire cultures in the Western hemisphere in the name of their God. Today many people are being killed while the perpetrators blame their god. Koodos for the Chinese on this one.

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