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robert237 Post time: 2018-4-18 21:33
I have been through Guangzhou. I was on my way to Heyuan.

He probably never heard of Heyuan!

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pnp Post time: 2018-4-19 12:31
I have first-hand knowledge to support my point.  
Yes, some whites do go to remote places, but my  ...



You do not have "first-hand knowledge". You have told us before that you derive your "information" from certain obscure and untrustworthy sources. I call them gossips. You inflate individual cases into mass phenomena.

What are "colored" people? Aren't people with white skin colour "coloured" too?

Whites have taught in every province in China and many have worked for substandard pay. It has even become common to recruit "volunteers" who get nothing but free lodgings and food in exchange for work in a classroom. I have never seen SE Asians accept such positions. That is the difference that you won't understand: Many of us Whites have come to work in China without getting a plum position. Many of us give up a much more comfortable life at home to experience a developing nation's lifestyle. No Asians would do that. Of course, if we get decent working conditions offered, we take those. But the working conditions vary from work place to workplace, less from town to town. If you are foolish enough to accept an illegal position in a place off-the-beaten path you will arouse local curiosity and the authorities' interest in next to no time. A foreign job holder in a backwater town is sure to be questioned as to who is his employer, what status he as an employee has and whether all is above board.

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Why do foreign teachers still choose china? what is the attraction teaching in china? i heard the salaries are amongst the lowest, and foreign teachers have no rights either. Surely there must be better cointries to teach in.
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2018-4-19 16:00:07 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2018-4-19 12:35
He probably never heard of Heyuan!



Are you guesstimating, guessing, speculating again? Why? Why are posters such as you and Robert so obsessing about whether someone has been to somewhere in particular or not_

To be blunt, Mr Pee: I have been to Heyuan in Guangdong. My university took all foreign teachers - a bunch of ca. 20 people! - on a weekend excursion there.

Outside of the town we visited a Hakka settlement with very traditional buildings. There was a live performance of a traditional wedding. The guests had to supply the bridegroom for the occasion. It so happened that the university appointed me to be it. I had to repeat the marriage vow in Hakka to a young Hakka woman, and all my colleagues applauded then.

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seneca Post time: 2018-4-16 22:48
The West should disband all Confucius Institutes because no Chinese Mandarin teacher there is truly  ...

My wife is a spy!  

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DMZappa Post time: 2018-4-20 23:13
My wife is a spy!

As long as every US American knows it's fine.

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seneca Post time: 2018-4-19 16:00
Are you guesstimating, guessing, speculating again? Why? Why are posters such as you and Robert  ...

Can't blame me for 'guessing, speculating' because you were always blur on everything China, but in this case because you mentioned Hakka, I must credit you with some knowledge of Heyuan!

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