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ScotsAlan

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ScotsAlan

Mar 07, 2016 20:23

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Frenchman to Serve on Local Government of Rural Zhejiang Village

Best of luck to the guy. Local Government, as in village committees do good work. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Nov 09, 2015 21:00

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Kindergarten Accuses Parents of Libel for Complaining about Russian ESL Teacher

The school was not defending the teacher. The school was trying to justify mis-selling a product. If the PSB turned up, would any school defend any teacher? Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Nov 05, 2015 19:46

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Kindergarten Accuses Parents of Libel for Complaining about Russian ESL Teacher

Another thing to take note of with the above story, is that this school is advertised as an international kindergarten. Check their website. They advertise for native speakers only. This appeals to the target market. Chinese nationals married to foreigners, or foreign couples, who want to immerse their young kids in ... Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Nov 05, 2015 19:27

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Kindergarten Accuses Parents of Libel for Complaining about Russian ESL Teacher

It was in a private wechat chat group as far as I am aware. Not posted on the wall. I need to check with the wife... she is a member of the mentioned group. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Nov 05, 2015 16:08

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Kindergarten Accuses Parents of Libel for Complaining about Russian ESL Teacher

Ha ha. It's a good rant. And I agree with you regarding teaching skills and English ability being the important factor, not country of origin. But you are wrong about these parents. They are not narrow minded at all, quite the opposite. Have a look at my post below where I indicate what has been left out of the ... Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Nov 05, 2015 16:05

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Kindergarten Accuses Parents of Libel for Complaining about Russian ESL Teacher

Ha ha. It's a good rant. And I agree with you regarding teaching skills and English ability being the important factor, not country of origin. But you are wrong about these parents. They are not narrow minded at all, quite the opposite. Have a look at my post below where I indicate what has been left out of the ... Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Nov 05, 2015 15:30

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Kindergarten Accuses Parents of Libel for Complaining about Russian ESL Teacher

Yup. As hotwater says above, the actual issue the parents complained about is not mentioned in the above article at all. The complaint was that they had paid high fees because the school said they hired native English speakers, and that native English speakers were more expensive to employ. The native speaking ... Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Aug 29, 2015 17:11

Around China : ScotsAlan commented on news Usain Bolt Knocked Over By Cameraman on Segway

An interesting comparison about reactions. The official reacted instantly. He was straight on it. He was spot on. Usain, his reaction was instant too. Rolled over and straight onto his feet. The cameraman..... he is amazed... he is thinking "how did that happen?". He stays down. What on earth. Why would a cameraman ... Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Aug 08, 2015 17:39

Around China : ScotsAlan commented on news Shanghai Woman Dies During “Confinement” in Unairconditioned Room

I thought the cultural revolution was supposed to have got rid of this stupid hocus pocus. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Aug 05, 2015 17:57

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Chinese Media: The Dangers of Hiring Illegal Foreign Teachers

China is the land where door handles snap, USB cables don't work, and water pipes leak as soon as they are laid. And all because the average Chinese consumer want's cheap cheap cheap. Just a moment ago I witnessed a guy trying to get a discount on a 1 RMB ciggarette lighter in my local shop. I kid you not.... a full ... Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Jul 30, 2015 19:13

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news China's “Pengci” Problem: Woman Throws Herself Under Car in Dangerous Scam

How can anyone be so stupid as to expect a driver here to notice someone under their car before they drive off? Stupid beyond stupid. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Jul 30, 2015 19:13

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news China's “Pengci” Problem: Woman Throws Herself Under Car in Dangerous Scam

How can anyone be so stupid as to expect a driver here to notice someone under their car before they drive off? Stupid beyond stupid. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Jul 15, 2015 22:56

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news The Job Hunt: How to Become an Au Pair in China

1000 RMB a month. That's less than the Guangdong minimum wage. I don't get it. If they want to work for nothing go help a charity. They think by working for a pittance for a rich family they are helping. No they are not. They are doing an Ayi out of a job. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

May 28, 2015 00:40

Around China : ScotsAlan commented on news Changsha Woman Dragged Out of Home Naked for Surprise Demolition

Rubbish. I bet their real gripe was they could not affored to make their 100 sqm house a 200 sqm house to boost the compensation. I have seen the exitment in my family when a development is announced... quick... make the house bigger to get more compensation. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

May 11, 2015 16:49

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news 5 Advantages of Expat Life in China

This is one of those articles that plays straight into what lots of people want to portray as the sterotype foreign teacher. No jobs at home, only mums couch to sleep on, but come here and be a university lecturer. I don't know how true this stereotype is, but I wish people would say they come for the adventure, the ... Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

May 09, 2015 01:16

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news 5 Reasons Why Foreigners Come Work in China

I came to China because...... I did. I dont need some gap year journalist telling me why. It would be nice if I knew why, but the answer I seek is not in this article. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Apr 25, 2015 21:54

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Canadian in Love Searches for Lost Online “Girlfriend” in Shenzhen

The photo attached to this article is pretty good. Chinese media has some really good photographers. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Mar 27, 2015 20:28

Around China : ScotsAlan commented on news What a Charmer: Fujian Creep Slaps “Ugly” Blind Date

If they worked at the same factory, and he hit her, then losing his job is correct. No excuse for hitting someone. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Mar 24, 2015 22:00

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Should Foreigners Be Treated Differently Under Chinese Criminal Law?

Iagree Samsara. If think if a foreigner was seen beating a woman he would be in jail pretty quick. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Feb 24, 2015 22:24

Blogs : ScotsAlan commented on adb2014 's blog Lights, Camera, Action! My Day as an Actor

I have some people who have done this, and they have fun. Having fun is good :-) Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Dec 31, 2014 09:56

Articles : ScotsAlan commented on news Rich and Leftover: Wealthy Mother Will Pay 100,000 Yuan to Successful Matchmaker for Daughter

Maybe the potential husbands are put off by the potential MIL. Full Comment>>

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ScotsAlan

Nov 25, 2014 20:42

Around China : ScotsAlan commented on news Peking University Professor Illicit Relationship Exposed by Pregnant Student’s Friend

I think he will have to pay the fine for the baby. It will be substantial. Full Comment>>

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