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Q: It's here in Guangzhou!

Finally feeling the pressure of the crackdown of illegal foreigners in Guangzhou, yesterday while working in English First, a bundle of undercover officers came to EF and raided the place.  One Australian teacher was lead away in handcuff.   Me and the rest of teachers were surprised and a little afraid.  It had created a lot of tense at work.  We were informed later that to carry our passport with us at all time.   Guangzhou is follow Beijing initiative on illegal foreigners. So be careful from now on.

12 years 4 weeks ago in  Teaching & Learning - Guangzhou

 
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disclaimer: english first is not actual school.  wink, wink

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Was the Australian teacher taken away because of no passport in his possession?  Or was he targeted?  Did you hear any details of what lead to him being arrested?

 

Good advice on keeping the passport on you at all times, as much as it is a pain to carry it around, I would hate to be in a situation with my limited Mandarin where police are doing a check and I don't have my passport with me and can't explain to them I left it at home with the language barrier.  I need to get a hidden carry bag to store it here it very soon when on the go.

artdio:

i photo copied all pages of my passport to carry with me at all times

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I'd also like to know, was there some irregularity in this teacher's paperwork that the rest of us can feel confident we don't have, or was he just and unlucky bugger that didn't have his passport in his pocket at the crucial moment?

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Guys, remember it is not only the passport with you, but also the Registration Form of Temporary Residence for Visitors if you do not stay at an approved hotel for foreigners.

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above all stay calm during this period; these crackdowns aka shakedowns occur once a year and then vanish almost overnight.

 

maybe someone reported him for something else like drugs.

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It seems strange that they would do this during the peak of tourist season. Maybe they will just check schools etc. for proper visas.
I have registered twice at PSB in Guilin, they say thats all I need to do. THEY HAVE NEVER GIVEN ANY PAPERS or permit to carry. Is this because I'm on a tourist visa?

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THIS GOES BACK TO ANOTHER POST ABOUT BUSINESS INCOMPETENCY DEGREES. damn i had the caps lock on

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