There is a massive shortage of foreign teachers in China due to Covid-19. Certain schools and agencies are resorting to illegal and subversive tactics in order to prevent their current teachers from leaving for new opportunities. Specifically, schools either try to (a) withhold a "work permit cancellation letter" so that teachers cannot start at a new school, or (b) cancel the teacher's work visa immediately upon the teacher giving notice to leave - causing teachers to be out of legal visa status.

Today we talk to a teacher who overcame his old dispatching agency's attempt to withhold his "work permit cancellation letter" to prevent him from leaving for a new opportunity. By sharing his story - we want to encourage more teachers to stand up for themselves against these illegal practices and pursue their best opportunities without fear.

We also discuss the different types of agencies that place teachers in China. "Dispatching agencies" - which take a signifcant % cut of a teachers monthly paycheck, vs. "Standard agencies" like us at AYIC - which take a one-time recruiting fee from the hiring school.

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Today we interview one of our teachers in China to give first-hand insight into traveling to and teaching in China during covid-19 times.

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BIG NEWS - Effective Sept. 28th - All foreign teachers with a valid Chinese residency permit can go back to China without a new visa!  Teachers with a residency permit expiring after March 28, 2020 can apply for a new visa with their expired residency permit + additional supporting documents.

The Chinese govt. is sending a strong signal that they are reopening to foreign teachers. Most Foreign teachers who are stuck overseas due to China border closure should soon be able to return to China based on this new policy.

Click on link below for the new policy:

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