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 …Read More

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Foreigner who cried ‘fraud’ and his father to be fined, detained and deported

Beijing police have announced the foreigner who originally cried “fraud” after being accused by a woman of hitting her with his motorbike will be fined, detained and deported. The incident occurred on December 2 and immediately went viral across Chinese social media. Initially netizens appeared to favour the foreigner’s story, as tales of (fake) accident …Read More


BooshKaBaash shows raided, event cancelled

Shanghai’s multi-venue BooshKaBaash Festival, meant to run over this past and next weekend, has been cancelled after police raided venues and detained foreign performers. Organizers posted the following on the BooshKaBaash site: “As many people may already know, the infamous Friday Police raid at Melting Pot led to the cancellation of all Booshkabaash Festival shows. …Read More

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