Great news is good to share! Things are looking up for TEFL teachers and all expats now working in China…
In 2014 foreign employees in China were granted 15 employee rights that are now actually enforced. This year China’s Privacy Act was amended to cover and protect ALL employees in China no matter who your employer may be. Unfortunately interns and part time casual laborers are not covered.
For the rest of us working full time as a ESL or TEFL teacher in China the news is great. Why?
Now your employer cannot use your photo/image on the internet, in posters, on Wei Xin, or any other public forum, nor can they give your personal information to any third party without first obtaining your written consent and tell you how your information will be used. This applies not only to the internet but also posters, flyers, and printed ads in newspapers or magazines.