Basic Legal Info Every Expatriate in China Should Know?

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Basic Legal Info Every Expatriate in China Should Know?
« on: May 08, 2024, 04:07:34 PM »
Hi Everyone,

1. What basic laws or legal info should every expatriate know?

2. Among those I can think of are:

a. Contrary to popular belief, anyone working in China does have rights. This includes expatriates.

b. In the final analysis, Chinese labor law dominates everything. Employers can sign contracts, etc., but Chinese labor law still trumps all.

c. Every worker, including an expatriate, is entitled to Chinese social insurance.

This includes valuable access to public hospitals, pensions, severance pay, unemployment pay, and disability pay.

d. It is your right to speak to a lawyer; they are much less expensive than in Western countries.

e. If things come down to it, it will go to a courtroom. Often, the Western teacher can win, as Chinese labor law is pro-employee.

f. Chinese employers fear getting sued more than most countries. Make sure not to talk about lawyers unless it is absolutely necessary.

3. Anything else?