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Q: Jobs in Kunming?

Good morning! I am actively looking for opportunities in marketing and communications positions in Kunming. I hope to relocate to Kunming permanently. I understand larger cities in China have better opportunities but my first preference is Kunming. However, it seems almost impossible to get information about jobs other than English teachers. Can anyone please give me some advice on this. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

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5 years 16 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Kunming

 
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The law in China is that a foreigner can not have a job which a Chinese person can do, hence the abundance of jobs here are for Native English speaking English teachers, and the need for a Foreign Expert Certificate. That's not to say it can not be done, but it will be quite difficult, I think. Beware of employers who offer you a Business (F) visa. While these allow you to do business in China, it does NOT permit you to actively work in China, i.e. a holder of an F visa for an English Training Center can not actively teach classes. I know of two instances in which such foreigners were arrested and deported after being found doing so. I know it is done by several foreigners in China, but be forewarned, you'll be taking your chances. Also, as many here will tell you, beware any businesses that tell you "oh, don't worry, we have guanxi with the local authorities, if there's a problem, we'll take care of it." Chances are, if you're busted, it'll be the typical "We will disavow any knowledge of your existence," Mission Impossible doube-speak. 

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I'll be in Kunming at the end of the week - I'll check it out for you if it stops raining.

 

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not a good idea...

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Thank you so much! No I am not currently in China. I intend to follow the legal way of getting an opportunity. Thank you so much for all your suggestions!

 

@MyChina01 will insure that I only utilize the proper channels. Thank you. 

 

@mike695ca thank you for your encouragement!

 

@davo thank you so much! If you do find any relevant information you can reach me at 

 

saurabh.upadhyay1@gmail.com 

 

Thank you again :) 

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