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Most Recent Posts from Lost Laowai

Expat women in China being cheated of maternity benefits

While on paper China has some excellent maternity laws protecting expecting mothers from employers who would rather ditch them for a less baby-bearing hire, in practice this is not always the case. In a recent piece for The Telegraph, Sarah O’Meara speaks to several expat women whom have been fired or otherwise wronged by their … The post Expat women in China being cheated of maternity benefits appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 12 March 2015 | 12:21 am

New 10-year multi-entry Chinese visas for Canadians announced

Starting today, Canadians will now be able to receive multiple-entry Chinese visas with a validity period of up to 10 years. The post New 10-year multi-entry Chinese visas for Canadians announced appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 9 March 2015 | 2:40 am

VICE explores shady side of China’s ESL industry

Edgy investigative journalism mag VICE has published an article delving into the rapidly declining frontier of shady ESL gigs. “The Chinese ESL-Industrial Complex: How English Teachers in China Are Lied to and Exploited,” features interviews with a handful of teachers that backup the article’s exposition on bad teaching jobs in China. While it’s a necessary … The post VICE explores shady side of China’s ESL industry appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 8 March 2015 | 10:59 am

Watch: Under the Dome, Chai Jing’s viral documentary on China’s air pollution [English Subs]

After going massively viral across China, Chai Jing’s popular documentary, Under the Dome, is quickly being removed from Chinese sites. With estimates of more than 100 million domestic views, it’s anyone’s guess as to why the government would bother to crack down now. Thanks to a dedicated group of people, led by a grade 12 … The post Watch: Under the Dome, Chai Jing’s viral documentary on China’s air pollution [English Subs] appeared first on Lost Laowai.

Posted on 8 March 2015 | 6:13 am

Ni Keyi — two women challenge themselves to walk across China for charity

Ann and Darrah are unquestionably very different women. Darrah, from New Mexico in the US, is a certified USPTA tennis instructor who only moved to China last June to teach the sport. Guangdong-native Ann, the wife of a British-Aussie expat whom she met while managing an ESL school, has lived here her entire life. Together they are walking from Zhongshan to Beijing to help raise money and awareness for people with disabilities in China. The post Ni Keyi — two women challenge themselves ...

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 5:35 am

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