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EXCLUSIVE Interview with a WeChat CENSOR!

Yesterday ExpatRights sat down for an EXCLUSIVE interview with one WeChat’s censorship team!!  We kept it short. Just 4 questions. 1. How does it make you feel deleting stuff off WeChat for a career?  🚫 DELETED 🚫 2. What’s your favorite thing to delete? 🚫 DELETED 🚫 3. Confucious said: “People with virtue must speak out.” Any thoughts? […]

Are your views on China ever misunderstood?

Talldarkn67  I’m a very blunt person. I appreciate “tough love” and criticism if I’m doing or saying something wrong. I’ve found that when I’m discussing China, people think I have something personal against all things China. Which couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve lived in China for 8 years now. I have a Chinese […]

CHINESE RACISM: Expats Share their Stories

Arcminute I don’t recall any racism directed at me, though on multiple occasions people would calmly say very racist things about black people as a matter of fact. TheNatureBoy There was a black teacher at my job like 20 years ago. They told me no one would learn anything because the students were so interested […]

Don't Call Me Laowai 别叫我老外 in Chinese! SHARE!

QQ Comments: ✿ “Starting from” 0 “✿2015/11/27 The master has a big belly, the arena may not be able to beat me such a layman is more than enough. Adventure Cat 66882015/11/26 The photographer is making a fool of himself. Head Big Grey Wolf, 2015/11/26 It’s like Vietnam. Head K Aberdeen 2015/11/26 Martial Arts is […]

WeChat Shops REFUSE Foreign Applicants

We’ve been trying to create a WeChat shop to support Expat Rights. We created our shop, uploaded our logo, stocked some merch.  When we went to link our bank card so we could accept payment, there was an option for a passport number instead of just Chinese ID card.  YES! Finally, a Chinese website that realizes […]


“Laowai”. That’s pronounced “Lao-why.” It means foreigner. To me, it means “dog.” It means an individual who isn’t really human. That’s how it feels when the Chinese say it in reference to me. They never say it directly to me, always among themselves. You aren’t privy to their conversation, but you can see the degree of entertainment […]

My Company's in Shanghai, Can I Work in HZ?

If my company is registered in Shanghai and i live and work in Hangzhou? NO!!!! NO!!!! NO!!!! If your work permit and the new unified book replacement for the previous FEC and/or Alien Registration Work Permit are issued in City “A”, then you are required to work in that city.  If your employer has several […]

Expat DENIED Card for his OWN Apartment

himikeyyy Have you ever heard of anything similar in your countries? Some 2 months ago I moved out to a new flat. The problem is in order to enter the compound you need to open the gate with a security card, there are some guards there, but they always seem to have something better to […]

Is China making it easier or harder for expats?

Robk In the past year, I have seen a lot of articles about more foreign friendly visa regulations and housing purchase policies being implemented (mainly in Shanghai and Shenzhen). However, Beijing seems to be becoming less and less foreign friendly due to increased media focus on “bad foreign behavior”.    So, it seems like in […]

SCAM: Most Foreign teachers sign ILLEGAL contracts

Both China job recruiters and employers do not want you to know this. So if you don’t want to anger your boss, or want to keep a “harmonious relationship” with your job agent or recruiter intact, you should stop reading now and go play a video game or take a nap.   If however you […]

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WeChat Hotel Deals: CHINESE ONLY 艺龙的特价不给老外

I was traveling to ZhuZhou to get my marriage visa,
I decided to try WeChat's Hotel Booking,


I booked it , arrived at and checked

I was on a late night shopping Taobao binge, attempting to buy some delicious cereal from T-mall,
I added them to my cart, went to checkout, clicked