As a foreigner living in China in modern times, you should expect to be under a lot of scrutiny. And if the rules are broken, you may find yourself being made an example of. Numerous media have reported a recent increase in foreigners being arrested and deported from China. Here I bring you six reasons why foreigners in China are deported with some recent examples

Source :. Bill Oxford 1. Break the rules COVID

The easiest way to get himself deported in the current climate is for breaking the rules that have been implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19. Anti-foreigner sentiment has been rising in China since foreigners were charged with carrying cases of coronavirus imported into the country before China closed its borders to almost all foreigners in late March.

In April, the government announced that it would expel foreigners and ban of up to 10 years if COVID-related rules are violated. The announcement came after several reports of Rule break foreigners, including an Australian woman who decided to run outside her apartment while she was destined to be quarantined. Then came the videos online, which was later dismissed by his employer, he saw his work visa canceled and was ordered to leave the country. 2. Fraud Visa

According to a lawyer quoted by the Global Times, working illegally is one of the main reasons why foreigners in China are deported. In an article that tell the story of Canada English teacher Laurel, whose employer promised a Z- visa (needed to work legally in China) on arrival in 2015. When he was about to start a class one morning while still with visa tourist, police arrived at the school and told him he would have to fly back to Canada immediately or face time in jail. This is just one of similar stories about being trapped expatriates working in the wrong visa tens China

Another word of warning :. Even if you do get a Z visa, I do not think for a second that can now work Anywhere. His work visa is tied to a specific workplace ie a school or a specific company. South Africa teacher Madri van den Heever is rounded up by police in April 2018 at his school in Chaoyang District of Beijing. She had a Z-visa, but he apparently was not aware that the visa was for another school. There was therefore technically been working illegally in China for eight months. He went absolutely terrible sounding 16 days in jail before being deported along with her husband and her two-year-old.

Two things are worth noting here. First, if it is in China with a Z-visa for a specific workplace and thinks he can get away with part-time job to earn some extra money somewhere else, consider whether it's really worth the risk. Second, the case of Madri highlights the importance of researching your employer before accepting a job offer and a careful review of the details of his work visa. What happened was not her fault, but ultimately she was the one who paid the price.

As this blog has emphasized many times before, it takes a Z-visa to work legally in China. There are some exceptions, such as working in a "talent visa" or work part-time as a student, but generally that's the short of it. NEVER trust employers who say that you can work on any other type of visa. You may want to cut corners for their own benefit, but at the end of the day, it will be you who gets into trouble. 3. Drug Use

A recent offensive has brought the sale, possession and use of illicit substances by foreigners in China in the media spotlight. A particularly notorious case from July 2019 English teachers working part by Education First (EF) in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, east China. Nine employees of one of the training centers EF English were detained by police and subsequently fired by the company after testing positive for illegal substances. They spent 15 days in jail and were subsequently deported.

If you are a foreigner living in China or even just visiting, note that the authorities may carry out drug testing as and when they want. If the result is positive for an illicit substance, which is considered to have violated the law, regardless of where the substance was taken.

The cannabis can be detected in hair samples for up to 90 days. Say you smoke weed in a country where it is legal and will reach China within 90 days. Then, for the reason that is, is subjected to a drug test. If the result is positive, it has officially broken the law, although never took drugs in China.

The advice here is simple. Avoid any possession, sale, purchase or use of illicit substances before their arrival and during their stay in China. And if you want my advice, stay away from anyone who meets who is involved with drugs in China. 4. Racism

Racism, specifically anti-Chinese racism can be obtained deported from China. In November 2019, Austrian visual effects artist Mark A Kolars drew attention to comments made on LinkedIn. As a reference to the Chinese as "yellow dirty boys" also boasted of what he said was the genetic superiority of Europeans over China. Screenshots of their aberrant diatribes spread in the social media site Sina Weibo, prompting an angry reaction from Chinese netizens. He was fired later, had his residence and work permits revoked, and ordered him to leave China.

Kolar to the apparently had a green card and had been living in China for two decades, demonstrating that no one is safe if the lack of respect for their hosts. Probably I do not need to remind readers that insult people of the country in which you have chosen to live and work (or indeed racist statements making at all) is not going to throw in a good light. 5. Violence

violence and confrontation, especially among locals, is another easy way to find out in your ear like a foreigner in China. Not exactly hard to imagine some common scenarios. You go to a bar or nightclub with friends. It has one drink and before you know it, you're breaking up with a fellow partygoer. Or maybe you are on your way home from work after a tiring day. A fellow commuter pushes him out of the way when getting on the subway. He lost his temper and a fight breaks out.

In a recent real-life experience, a Moroccan was deported from China after the attack apparently the COVID prevention workers in the northwestern city of Xi'an. The attack appears to have been little more than drunken launch a mobile phone, but this, along with the sensitivity of the situation COVID (see number 1), it seems to have been enough to justify expulsion.

at any stage in the fighting, which is very easy to be filmed and exposed on the network on smartphones today addicted world. Keep this in mind whenever you think you might lose your temper, once you have angered Chinese netizens because there is little hope. 6. Violation Cybersecurity national security laws /

Talking about the complexities of cyber security of China and national security laws is far beyond my competence, but anyway, covering everything from Chinese insults on social networks with espionage. There are several foreigners currently detained in China under the laws of cyber security and national security, including two Canadians - Michael Kovrig former diplomat and businessman Michael Spavor -. That have taken place since December 2018

As these laws are so broad and versatile range, which are particularly dangerous for foreigners in China, because they can be adapted for almost any purpose. A the same as in the case of Kovrig and Spavor - whose arrest is said by some as retaliation for the arrest of Huawei executive Wanzhou Men Canada -. Which can be rolled for political influence

The best thing you can do to protect themselves from such horrors is to ensure both their lives offline and online in China are absolutely clean. More likely to be used for communication WeChat of the day, when in China. You may also want to keep up with the latest news and views via Sina Weibo, QQ, Ping Duo Duo and the like. Just remember that all Chinese social media sites operate under Chinese law. This means of messages you send or information you post can be monitored and used against you. With this in mind, avoid any mention of "sensitive" topics in the Chinese Internet. It is also better to keep the margin of organizing revolutions offline. 7. Do not throw away your opportunities

As a foreigner in China, is not above the law and are in many ways even more under the scrutiny of the premises. Before you get in trouble for something silly, think about the opportunities you'll lose out on if they are deported. employment opportunities, opportunities for language learning, the opportunity to travel and experience a different culture, not to mention the shame and embarrassment of having to return home as a deportee with big black stamp in your passport.

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