Monday, November 9, 2015

CFTU Needs Freedback From China Foreign Teachers On 2015 Annual Survey To Compile New 2016 White List & Blacklist - HELP!

HELP WANTED!  Ladies and gentlemen of the ESL 7 TEFL industry now teaching at least one year in China... You have all been posting great comments on our forums and blacklist pages this year and now it is time to reflect upon your first half of the school year and unload. We and your teaching colleagues around the world now want to hear your first-hand feedback on which ESL/TEFL forums gave you the most useful and accurate information about China, about which agents caused you grief/problems, and which schools and universities did right...or wrong by you.  Who treated you fairly and who exploited you? Who honored their contracts and who did you want to strangle?  

This year we are accepting the first 2,000 surveys to come back to our inbox.  We urge you to be honest and truthful and do not bash an entire learning center or school based on just one argument you had with someone who may not have even understood what you were saying in English! Nothing in China is all good or bad (except a few dozen sleazy agents already known to all on our blacklist) So please let loose - get your survey form today by email and let loose with the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Request your survey form at  As a token of our appreciation, all those who complete the survey form will get a complimentary VPN service download from the CFTU. This offer is only valid on survey forms received before November 30th.

If you don't speak up nothing will change very much from one year to the next. But because you and our teaching colleagues have been doing this survey for the last five years, we have seen a steady drop in complaints from  over 3,000 a year in 2010 to just 695 this last year.  This is progress friends!

Your submission is completely and strictly confidential. In fact we do not even want your full name, but must have either your first or last name in case we have any questions or in case you include a complaint (last question of survey) in which you want some investigation or resolution. 

The results of our surveys are always published during the first week of January with the CFTU white and blacklists coming out on the 15th of January.  We expect this year's White List to be the largest ever, thanks to your many comments, tips, complaints, and reccomendations. We are slowly achieving our goal of making China a safer and easier place for expat teachers to work and live. Sorry friends, we can't do much about the air pollution, so buy and use a good quality PM2.5 mask.  

Please give us three working days to respond to your email and be sure to return your completed survey form back no later than November 30th. Incomplete forms will not be processed, and we ask that you please keep your foul language to a minimum. We do not want a repeat of last year when our volunteers complained of third degree burns to their eyes and ears!  Sincerely, the CFTU team thanks you for your assistance and frankness.

We hope you all spend the Thanksgiving holiday with your close friends and loved ones to give thanks for all the special and unique opportunities we have here in China

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Scam - Free Fortune 500 Internships Available In China To University Graduates - 2016 UPDATE!


Although many scam artists want you to buy an expensive China internship package for several thousand dollars the ones they sell you are with unknown companies that are 80% third tier Chinese ventures and 20% are international start-ups that have a 50% failure rating in China.

The Fortune 500 internships are the plums and best of all they are free – except for your air fare and meals. How to get them?  Directly – by yourself is the only way, and these three links will walk you through the process

Just keep in mind that you will be competing with at least five applicants for every internship so the key is to apply early before the April-May rush.  To help expedite your search you can get a directory of the HR Intern Coordinators (no phone numbers – only emails) from China Career Center which you can contact at  Also be aware that If you are contacted by any company that wants you to pay a fee they are fraudsters looking for a quick buck – yours!  Good luck! 

Remember, if anyone asks you to pay for a job or internship placement in China or to lie on your visa application, it is absolutely a fraud.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

How China foreign teachers can get back the wages cheated from them in 30 days or less - without a lawyer - for free! - 2016 UPDATE

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Not at all impossible.  But you will need to calm down, put away the clubs, guns, pepper spray, axes, and knives you were considering... and follow this advice we received compliments of China Scam Patrol who swear by their "unconventional" methods. A calm and cool head will prevail...
Thanks to Jason at China Scam Patrol you now have a 95% chance of getting your money back from people who scammed you IF you know their real name or their real office location. It also helps to snap a photo of the person who swindled you.

There are a few ways to get your money back IF it is more than 1,000 yuan. If the amount is less than this, no Chinese authority will bother. Here are the tips I received from Jason at China Scam Patrol:

1. Go and personally make a written report at the Public Security Bureau closest to you. In Beijing it half way between the Dongzhimen and Llama Temple subway stations on the second floor (walking distance from either subway exit) Be sure to be detailed on the written report, show your receipts and identify any witness you may have with their contact info. BE SURE TO GET A COPY OF THAT REPORT.

2. Now scan this report and post it on Wei and and send a copy to Also go to China's Liar Kist at Scam .com abd post a copy of your report with photos of the perp.

3. Make 12 copies of this report and glue or tape them to the wall in the elevators and the wash rooms of the building where the scam artist is based so the cheater will take you seriously. A dog that barks and never bites is always ignored.

4. If you were cheated by a foreigner, take a copy of the above complaint and visit the nearest SAFEA office and make a second official WRITTEB complaint, being sure to keep a copy of that one as well. Verbal complaints go nowhere in China! Also be sure to write down the name and phone number of every official you speak with and ask for their name card. It also helps to have a photo of the person who cheated you to share with SAFEA.

5. If you want to ensure an official investigation is made against the scammer, go to the "Procuriate Office" in the district where you were swindled and again make a written complaint. The procuriate is the Chinese prosecutor and they are obligated by law to investigate any claims of crimes made by foreigners.

According to Jason, most China cheaters will want a quick settlement with you, but you are advised never to settle for less than what was stolen from you and always ask for a written, signed, and chopped apology as well. Why? - Just in case the cheater ever slanders you, you have proof of the truth.
Of course, you should also add the cheater to the CFTU blacklist to help warn others. See here  No get what is owed to you and let "face" be your equalizer.

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