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Lost Laowai

China expat community Web site for expatriates and travellers in China - featuring reviews + info about travelling, living, teaching and working in China.

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Most Recent Posts from Lost Laowai

740 stranded Russian tourists in Sanya are going home

When Russian tourism agency South Cross declared bankruptcy it left 740 Russian tourists stranded in Sanya and Wanning -- two popular tourism destinations in China's tropical island province, Hainan. The post 740 stranded Russian tourists in Sanya are going home appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 15 September 2014 | 1:18 am

CCTV asks if ‘expats unqualified for language teaching in China?’

With school starting up again this week, a recent CCTV news report may hint at an increase in crackdowns on illegally employed ESL teachers. In the video, a hidden camera captures a sight that surely many of us have never witnessed — foreign teachers working at a language mill without proper papers. Even the “Expats … The post CCTV asks if ‘expats unqualified for language teaching in China?’ appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 12:56 pm

Help: Family raising funds for China expat in coma

This past March, while working at a Chinese university, American John Berisford fell critically ill. He remains hospitalized and in a coma. While his medical team has stated he is stable enough for travel, he cannot fly commercially. Thus, he must travel via a very costly air ambulance. His family has started a campaign to raise … The post Help: Family raising funds for China expat in coma appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 1:29 am

220K RMB stolen from Italian expat’s Chinese bank account

Last Thursday, August 21, a Shanghai-based Italian expat identified only as “Rafael” got quite a shock when he discovered 220,000 RMB had gone missing from his account. The account, with an unidentified nationally owned bank in Guangzhou’s Tianhe district, was primarily for an auto parts business Rafael has been operating in Guangzhou for more than 6 years. … The post 220K RMB stolen from Italian expat’s Chinese bank account appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 25 August 2014 | 10:20 am

German citizen sentenced to death for double murder in Xiamen

For the first time, a Chinese court has sentenced to death a German citizen, who was convicted in 2011 of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her new partner with a hammer and knife in the south-eastern Chinese city of Xiamen, Fujian. The 36-year-old man, who was identified as “Philipp B” in the German press (but as … The post German citizen sentenced to death for double murder in Xiamen appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 22 August 2014 | 9:17 am

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