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From: China 山东(shan dong) 济宁(ji ning ) @paulfox1 Time : 2017-07-22 09:44:02 #15


@Barry1

Yes, mate. Thailand is just becoming TOO difficult for Westerners and, to be honest, if you subscribe to 'Thaivisa.com', you'll get e-mails daily and you can see for yourself how many foreigners commit 'suicide', lol. May be beautiful, may be idyllic, but it's certainly not a place I'd like to spend my retirement. I'm gonna go check out Cambodia, but right now I favour Vietnam by far.

From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1 Time : 2017-07-22 16:48:24 #16


@paulfox1

 

"right now I favour Vietnam by far."



Thanks for this, Paul.

 

My main requirement is stable and fast internet. Vietnam and Cambodia may be problemmatical in this area, unless one stays in the big cities, which sort of defeats the purpose of going there. Please make sure you check this out for yourself, wherever you decide to settle down. Othewise your thoughts are good, thanks.  (beer)

 

 

From: China 山东(shan dong) 济宁(ji ning ) @paulfox1 Time : 2017-07-23 13:25:10 #17


@Barry1

The biggest problem in the world today is society's reliance on the Internet and social media in general. It WILL destroy humanity. Not tomorrow, not next week, but it will.........

From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1 Time : 2017-07-24 15:48:17 #18


@paulfox1

"The biggest problem in the world today is society's reliance on the Internet and social media in general. It WILL destroy humanity."



Interesting.

 

So how will internet and social media destroy humanity, Paul?  I thought mankind's innate aggression, stupidity and quest for power, in combination with the use of nuclear weapons, would ultimately do this?  :^)

From: China 山东(shan dong) 济宁(ji ning ) @paulfox1 Time : 2017-07-25 13:19:02 #19

@Barry1

You're right about the STUPIDITY !!!!!!

Nuclear weapons don't exist

Don't take my word for it - after all, I'm just a 'nutter', right?

DO THE RESEARCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

From: China 吉林(ji lin) 长春(chang chun ) @Map1 Time : 2017-08-14 22:33:06 #20

After 4 years I will be 60, so my Chinese wife whom I met here on Chinalovematch.net will have to move back to the States. My company also enforces this rule. Now there are some schools that might ignore rule and keep you on due to your excellent teaching and guanxi. After I relocate to the US, I plan to run for political office, in order to bring a Christian worldview to the political realm. 

From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1 Time : 2017-08-15 14:39:17 #21


@Map1

 

"there are some schools that might ignore rule and keep you on due to your excellent teaching and guanxi"

To the best of my knowledge, good will and copious amounts of guanxi are unfortunately irrelevant as far as the age discrimination in China is concerned.  There are likely to be a few isolated exceptions, but my investigations haven't located any.

 

 

"After I relocate to the US, I plan to run for political office, in order to bring a Christian worldview to the political realm"

More power to you, Map1. The world is sorely in need of a more Christian outlook, regardless of what your beliefs are (in my case, I tend towards Buddhism).

Especially now that the greatest country in the Free World is being lead by a classic psychopath, as highlighted by an expert on psychopathy who has written a book pertaining to this field of knowledge. Further details can be viewed here:

https://blog.chinalovematch.net/blog/article/US-Presidential-Race-and-Global-Affairs/23

 

 

From: China 吉林(ji lin) 长春(chang chun ) @Map1 Time : 2017-10-18 08:34:04 #22

My fellow teachers here my univeristy are both 60 years old as of last year. The school had to fight for them to stay this one. They want them to stay another. I know of another teach in the city who's in the same boat. It's interesting that this culture reveres those who are elderly, and wants teachers who are older and more experienced, yet forces them to retire at 60.

From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1 Time : 2017-10-18 15:17:59 #23


@Map1

 

Thanks for the update, Map1.

 

The university in Sichuan where I worked last year wanted me to return there this year. But to their surprise, the local immigration office advised there was no way anyone 60 or over could be given a work visa.

 

I've been advised informally that schools in China prefer younger teachers because of their more youthful appearance. Presentation is extremely important, it seems  - more so than competence or experience.

 

The Chinese are normally an intelligent race.  But on this issue, I believe  they've got it dead wrong.   :^)

From: China 吉林(ji lin) 长春(chang chun ) @Map1 Time : 2017-10-20 17:57:11 #24

That's interesting to hear, as my organization has been in this country since 1882 and have close ties with the Foreign Experts Burea. Our schools tell us that they want experienced teachers, who are older and have their Masters in Education, MA TEFL, TESOL, English or even a PhD. So we have a cooperative program with a US college to get your MA while in China or the other countries in E Asia where we have programs. 

From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1 Time : 2017-10-21 13:42:56 #25


@Map1

 

"Our schools tell us that they want experienced teachers, who are older...."

The Chinese want older teachers?  Maybe in the past this was so. But not now, since 60 is now the new automatic cut-off.  

 

Though on second thought, probably many schools don't mind older teachers. But the Chinese GOVERNMENT doesn't want them, hence the new age rule!  :^)

From: Australia New South Wales Sydney @oldghost Time : 2018-04-04 07:21:37 #26


@Barry1

It is not just restricted to Teaching - it is also directed at study.   And public bicycle usage 公用自行车!

Age discrimination (in the country which claims to highly respect the elderly) is everywhere.  As a 70 year old retiree but lifelong student of China, I cannot get admission to universities unless I wish to study karaoke, cooking, calligraphy or Dream of Red Mansions 红楼梦 at one of the Lao nian da xue (Old age universities) 

This is the country with the motto huo'dao'lao,xue dao lao 活到老,学到老 live till old, study till old.as an emblem of respect for the elderly, but they don't even pay it lip service.  Having completed all the Coursera and Edx HSK courses Shanghai JiaoTong Da Xue awarded me a scholarship on academic merit.  That was subsequently cancelled by Hanbin (Confucius Institute) on the specious grounds that Shanghai summer would be too hot for me. No university that I have discovered accepts applications over age 60.  When a foreign professor at a provincial university dropped dead last year that also spelled the end to my sojourn there.  That's why I packed my bags in Suzhou and returned to Sydney where I have survived another summer hotter than Shanghai ever has.
老鬼 

(Just in case a certain party asks what is my purpose in posting this pointless item, it is to publish and advertise the fact of China's age discrimination policy, so others may be aware and protest likewise)

From: Australia Queensland Brisbane @Barry1 Time : 2018-04-05 16:46:27 #27


@oldghost

 

China is indeed full of hypocrisy.  Very respectful of elders in one way, but you're thrown on the garbage heap as soon as you reach  a certain age!

 

Unless you a high ranking bureaucrat or politician.  Xi Xinping is 65 later this year - and he's just been given the right to remain in power for as long as he likes. If it's good enough for him to work till he drops, why can't foreign teachers be granted the same privilege!

 

I'm sorry you were forced out of Suzhou, @oldghost .  I spent a week there, it's a really nice town.  Sydney's nice also, but lacks the tradition and intrinsic charm of Suzhou and in fact, China in general. It's also way too overpriced, attempting to eke out a living in Sydney. Especially housing costs, but that's another story...

 

Cheers mate.  (y)

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