2020, Tue



Last week the Ministry of Education announced in a draft that foreign teachers employed in China can now take up part-time work legally.

That’s great news for all the English teachers out there that have been wanting to take up some extra hours but haven’t because they’re honest law-abiding citizens…


But of course, it’s never as easy as just finding a second job. A signed agreement must be made between the foreign teacher, employee and part-time employer, before being submitted to the Exit and Entry Administration Department that we all know and love.


the draft [Chinese]: http://www.moe.gov.cn/jyb_xwfb/s248/202007/t20200721_474014.html

It’s also worth noting that your part-time hours cannot exceed the hours contracting by your current employer.

As well as this change, there will also be stricter system in place to punish and dismiss foreign teachers who commit crimes whilst employed, but also reward good teachers by establishing a foreign credit system.

The State Council listed crimes including taking drugs, sexually assaulting or abusing minors, sexually harassing students that could result in immediate dismissal.

The draft also stated that the education institute will need to conduct a minimum 20 hours of training to teach foreign teachers of China’s laws.

These regulations announced in the draft have been published for ‘public feedback’ until August 21st, then authorities will have the option to revise the draft before formally adopting it.

What do you think about these new regulations? Let us know in the comments!

Government website link [Chinese]:


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2020, Wed



In order to ensure healthy and safe international travel and mitigate the risks of cross-border transmission of COVID-19, passengers taking flights bound for China are required to present their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests before boarding. Specific arrangements are as follows:


1. Chinese and foreign passengers on China-bound flights shall complete COVID-19 nucleic acid tests within 5 days before boarding. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates.


2. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat.


3. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19.


4. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. All airlines shall strictly follow the checking procedures.


5. Passengers who provide false documents and information shall undertake corresponding legal liabilities.


6. Chinese Embassies will carefully evaluate the nucleic acid testing capabilities of the countries of their residence and issue specific implementation measures as appropriate.


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2020, Mon



We hope everyone had relaxing and stress-free weekend. We’re back again with a short update covering Beijing’s new COVID-19 outbreak. Another 9 cases were confirmed on June 21st in Beijing. Total 236 cases were confirmed from 11th. However, the city is ready. Beijing has more than doubled testing capacity and is capable of screening nearly 1 million people.



The big news of the day is that PepsiCo. had to shut down a processing factory in Beijing after an employee tested positive for the COVID-19. The factory was completely closed, prodution stopped, and over 480 employees were isolated for testing, fortunately, no one else was infected. PepsiCo. reported that none of their other factories in China were effected. 





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Rumors Busted


1. At a temperature of -20C, COVID-19 can survive for 20 years –  FALSE 


2. Garlic can be used to sterilize COVID-19 –  FALSE 


3. Staff members at the local Arctic Ocean Soda Company’s factory tested positive for the virus –  FALSE 



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We’ve also added masks for delivery to help keep you safe. We have both one-time medical and N95 masks available.


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That’s it for now. Make sure to take preventative actions like wearing your mask, avoiding crowds, and sterilizing your hands to stay safe.


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2020, Wed



Unfortunately, according to deputy director of the Pathogen Biology Department at Wuhan University Yang Zhanqiu, the virus that spread from Xinfadi is even more contagious than the one found in the Huanan Seafood  Market in Wuhan as 79 new cases were confirmed over the course of only four days. 
Authorities in Beijing have upgraded the risk level to ‘medium’ in an additional 12 areas in the capital, increasing the total of ‘medium’ risk areas up to 22. Huaxiang township, the home of the Xinfadi Market in Fengtai district, is the only ‘high risk’ area in the country for now. 
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Data Update
Xu Hejian, deputy minister of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, has stated that a total of 106 localized cases have been identifed since the outbreak emerged on June 11th. He believes that the situation in the capital is extremely serious. There have also been a few cases in Liaoning, Hebei, and Sichuan. 


As a preventive measure, 62 workers from the Tiantao Honglian Market in Xicheng District were sent to a centralized isolation point for observation and testing. Yuquandong Market has also been shut down. 


New Regulations
As the situation evolves, expect new rules and regulations to help control the outbreak to be released. Authorities have already enacted the following:
Closed all schools and universities in the city. College students are not allowed to return to campus. Schools are advised to restore their online learning programs. 
276 farmers’ markets along with 33,173 catering services have been closed. Wal-Mart, Carrefour, BHG, and other supermarkets have issued orders to remove all salmon their stores. 
 Residential Communities 
 All communities are to maintain strict entrance and exit policies. Communities should check temperatures and health codes and log all people who enter the community. 29 residential communites have been completely locked down. 
 Leaving Beijing 
All residents in communities deemed ‘high’ or ‘medium’ risk are forbidden to leave Beijing. Close contacts of confirmed cases are also banned from leaving. All other residents of Beijing should not leave unless it is absolutely neccesary. If you need to leave Beijing, you must present a negative coronavirus test result within seven days of departure. Outbound taxi and car-hailing services and some long-distance bus routes between Beijing and neighboring provinces have been suspended. 
People in ‘medium risk’ areas should continue working, but companies are encouraged to reduce the number of people coming into the office, have employees to work from home, and stagger clock in and clock out times.  
Interprovincial group tours will be suspended.
Authorities have already tracked down nearly 200,000 people who had been to the market in the two weeks prior to its closure. They are remaining at home for medical observation and testing.
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Keep posted for more updates, wear your masks, and practice preventative measures. 
Stay safe!



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