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Q: Don't be an idiot.

This is not a question but a request. A couple of teachers and students were arrested the other day for taking drugs. Please remember that you are a guest in this country. When you mess up then everybody suffers. Some of us actually live in China and have done so very peacefully for many years. A lot of foreigners come here and turn into little casanovas. They screw everything that moves and leave a string of very suicidal girls behind when they leave. Some turn into alcoholics. They even go to class intoxicated. You make the rest of us look like idiots. I can't understand why someone would come to China and do drugs. You know that they have a death penalty and are not scared to enforce it. I love meeting people from all over the world and from all walks of life. All I'm trying to say here is, don't be an idiot and make it harder for everyone else that is going to come to China in the future.

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I don't know why this was making the rounds on the news and everyone was talking about it. I think because it had to do with EF "English first".  This happens every day here. Especially in Guangzhou. They do raids on foreign bars all the time here and make people do piss test on the spot. It's not something new or rare. That's why I don't know why this was so amped up.

 

And you preaching to people not to do this or that won't help anything. People are going to do what they do no matter what. That's on them. Its also because teaching English is not a very prestigious job. Any English speaking fool or none English person for that matter can do it. So your not going to get the best of the best coming here to work when the bar is set so very low and demand is so very high. That just asking to get low-end people. That's just something good teachers are going to have to deal with.  Until china on hires real teachers to be teachers...not some ex KFC employees from America.

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Another classic case of the need for China to be seen to do something, and be able to point at 'bad' foreigners. Also it seemed to be a tip off job, so likely their dealer put in a favour to be ignored. Report on foreigners and we'll ignore the fact that you sold them whatever they took. I don't think it's helpful to preach, people are their own people, do what they want. If you're clean, legal, and good, why worry about some back-packers. 

 

As for teaching English not being prestigious, well they get what they pay for. A good teacher can earn as much, if not more, than a teacher back home. In another blog someone mentioned how cheap the Chinese are. They won't pay for actual teachers, they just pay for travellers. Those of us building careers can make pretty good money, and every time some others get thrown out of China our value increases. 

 

Netizens calll for stricter checks on foreign teachers? Well how about they start realising that if the school principle is driving a Rolls, the teacher will be under paid? Again, you get what you pay for. Also they don't realise just how 'strict' the laws are for Foreigners Work Permits, hence why so many companies hire illegally, because it's too damn difficult to hire legally. When schools have to basically skirt the law because they wouldn't have ANY teachers if they only followed the law, then what can be expected?

 

Just worry about ypourself, and ensure you're legal and good. Schools and Students should know how good you are. If they don't think you're worth it, then that's their problem and they'll just be left with transient KFC rejects who just wnat a working vacation with booze, broads, and blunts.

 

 

 

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I get where you're coming from Monkey but sadly, you'll probably have to resign yourself to the fact that foreigners aren't going to stop doing stupid shit in China. Or anywhere.

 

And everytime it happens local dumb fu*ks will start going on about how 'those foreigners come here and have no respect, they don't try to fit in, they bring their barbaric foreign ways here and want to change our lifestyle and steal our jobs and woman and they can't speak (insert local language here) and... etc. Look there's one now, he must be a criminal drug addict rapist terrorist here to spread HIV and steal the job of some poor, hard working local and sell crack to kindergarten kids, spy for his government and probably blow something up".

 

Everytime (well maybe not everytime but often enough) some random foreigner does something stupid and the media picks it up and turns it into a circus the other, normal foreigners cringe and say FFS, can people please stop being idiots / rapists / pedos / drug dealers / drunk idiots / thieves or whatever but the wankers who do it don't care, they'll keep doing their thing.

 

I think China is just like anywhere else though. There will always be someone who embarrasses the local foreign community, there will always be the idiot redneck types who jump on that and use it to hate on everyone foreign and there will always be the silent, rational people who say 'well that guy on the news is a dick but that foreign guy who teaches my kids, or lives next door, or owns that business I go to all the time, or who I see in the restaurant and supermarket is a nice guy so I won't judge them all from that one example on the news. 

 

And that's probably the only way you can really do anything about it. Be the good ambassador and if you see someone you work with stepping out of line have a quiet word with him / her explaining how it isn't ok and why.

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Real story ...

https://news.yahoo.com/four-britons-held-china-two-days-drugs-bust-04013...

 

Four Britons held in China, two days after drugs bust

 

Four Britons have been arrested in an eastern China province, the British embassy said Friday, two days after Chinese police announced a drug bust there involving 16 foreigners.

Police in the city of Xuzhou in Jiangsu province said on Wednesday that a total of 19 people were arrested in a drugs case centring on a local branch of a language school.

Those arrested included seven foreign teachers and nine foreign students, police said.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-15/china-arrests-another-canadian-national-feud-ottawa-intensifies

 

China Arrests Another Canadian National As Feud With Ottawa Intensifies

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 19:10

In the latest indication that President Trump's 'truce' with President Xi jinping was merely a hallow stalling tactic developed to usher in a brief reprieve for global market - after all, it becalmed investors swiftly sent US markets to new high all time high over 3,000 - it appears Beijing is reigniting its feud with Canada, a country that has been caught in the crossfire beetwen the word's two largest economies

According to the CBC, citing Global Affairs Canada, a Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai along with a group of Chinese nationals and foreigners accused of running a drug ring.  China, where Canadian diplomatic officials have been allowed to meet with him.

China refused to release any other details about the detention, but this latest arrest happened around the same time that Chinese police detained several foreign students and teachers on drug-related charges in the eastern Chinese city of Xuzhou. At least four are Britons.

So far, Global Affairs has refused to comment on whether the arrest of the Canadian is related to the detention by Chinese police of seven foreign teachers and nine foreign students on drug allegations. Xinhua said three Chinese nationals were also detained.

Some of those arrested were teachers believed to work at the Education First language school in Yantai. The school expressed regret for a drug-related incident and said it is co-operating with authorities.

The school said in a statement on social media that classes have not been affected at its four English-language centers in Xuzhou.

Education First, a privately held Swiss firm that operates in 114 countries, pledged to improve the management and supervision of its foreign teachers to make sure they understand and obey Chinese laws.

Relations between Ottawa and Beijing have crumbled since Canadian police arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou after she landed at the Vancouver airport. In response, Beijing arrested a former Canadian diplomat and a business man who led guided tours of North Korea for thrill-seeking tourists. Both men have been charged with espionage.

Also, late last year, A Chinese court reopened the case of a Canadian national who had been convicted of drug deal and sentenced to hard labor. Instead, that individual might now face the death penalty.

And let's not forget about the 'harrassment' that an American executive received at the hands of the Chinese government last month, when a Chinese-American executive at Koch Industries was held and questioned for several days. The State Department has issued a warning about China’s "exit bans" against dual-national citizens.

 

 

 

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