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Q: What is the age limit in applying as a teacher in China?

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Ageism is both practiced and supported by almost every school in China.  There are only rare exceptions.  There are pointed questions on all applications referring to age, such as " older or younger than 55" and you must check one box or the other to continue.  You could be perfectly qualified for a job and in excellent health, and this box will eliminate you from other candidates.  I worked in China for 12 years until I was 74, and even then I could have worked even longer if it had not been for the COVID crisis that prevented me from travelling from the US to China.  To be fair, agegism is also practiced equally in the US and other countries.

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this is easy enough to find out doing a basic internet search or contacting your local Chinese embassy.

I take it that you are able to do a search on the internet, or even read the posts on this forum as this question seems to be asked on a regualr basis.

good luck !

 

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https://www.internationalschoolsreview.com/nonmembers/age-article.htm

 

Teaching age limits were relaxed in China late 2019. Teachers who work in 2nd or 3rd tier cities are able to teach until 65.

In China, if you meet the requirements for a class a work permit, there are no age restrictions. The class a work permit is for high end talent only.

 

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China has begun to institute a new quite stringent regulation for expat teachers. It is based on points, one earns points for type of degree, at what university it came from, whether you can speak Chinese, and then age comes into play. The more points one has earned the better chance they have of staying in a contract and obtaining a work visa once they are 60.

 

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... butT ..., see this one:

 

https://www.hiredchina.com/what-are-the-new-rules-for-foreign-teachers-i...

 

New Rules for Foreign Teachers in China 2023

In order to make it easier for foreign teachers to continue to teach in the country, the Chinese government has announced a series of new regulations that will come into effect in 2023. These include:

• Complete Visa-Free Entry Foreign teachers will no longer need to apply for a Z-visa or a Foreigner’s Work Permit in order to enter China, but will instead be able to enter the country with only their passport and valid Real Estate Certificate for the place of residence.

• Tax Exemption Foreign teachers will be exempt from income taxes and capital gains taxes for the duration of their stay. In addition, any money earned from teaching will be exempt from tax.

 

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"Tax exemption"? Can't possibly be true. Never heard of it.

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How it looks, these are 2023 novelties ...

The other one, that one can enter China without any visa, just with the passport and proof of a foreign residency is unbelievable, too.

How it looks, Chinese gov. wants to give a break to their Embassies abroad ...

Russian and Taiwanese Tourist or any other visas are both managed and can be applied only through the intermediary agency per fairly high fee, of course.

You cannot apply for their visas just by walking into the Consulate. Intermediary agency does that ...

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It all depends on the school and where you want to teach. Some school are ageist and they only want to employ younger teachers while universities are more flexible and will accept applications from older candidates. Usually a work permit is only given up until the age of 60 years because that's the retirement age in China and so it can't be renewed after age 60. Some adverts will specify the age limit but majority of teaching positions won't consider applications from people over the age of 55 years.  

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Ageism is both practiced and supported by almost every school in China.  There are only rare exceptions.  There are pointed questions on all applications referring to age, such as " older or younger than 55" and you must check one box or the other to continue.  You could be perfectly qualified for a job and in excellent health, and this box will eliminate you from other candidates.  I worked in China for 12 years until I was 74, and even then I could have worked even longer if it had not been for the COVID crisis that prevented me from travelling from the US to China.  To be fair, agegism is also practiced equally in the US and other countries.

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