In April alone, Chinese police arrested more foreign teachers than they did in all of 2011 as they told the BTV news reporter "We will find every last fake foreign teacher no matter how long it takes". There new zero tolerance policy stems from the discovery made by a Chinese mother who also happens to be the wife of a deputy Minister whose son was learning English from an American high school drop out almost 2 years ago. That teacher wrote her an email about her son's "grammer problems and bad atatude". Since that fateful day things have changed drastically for China foreign teachers and the TEFL job recruiters that are looking for any Ukranian or Serbian refugee that they sell to some 15,000 schools in China as "Native English Speaking Teachers from America or Canada".

Whether the schools are complicit in the scam or not cannot be proven but now it is estimated that 40% of all the "Foreign TEFL teachers" now working in China never taught anything in their life before coming to China. This is probably why the government's PSB visa police doubled their budget in 2016 and resorted to stings that resulted in the arrests of 2,987 fake foreign teachers in 2016. China Visa Police Using Clever Sting & Fake Job Ads To Arrest Hundreds Of Foreign ESL& TEFL Teachers | Open Letter


They also increased the rewards for informants from 10,000 yuan to 15,000 yuan which has turned many teacher assistants into part-time snitches earning three times their normal salary with just one phone call. https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-fo...l?start=30#206 This is why so many teachers at Disney English were arrested in the last two years. Now the former TA "Sophie Yue" is running her own China Job Agency called Good Teachers Union aka GT ESL aka GT Teachers. It is believed that she also turns in her own clients who do "midnight runs" on her. For detail see http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral.

Then last March it was learned that 8 popular Chinese recruiters were busted by the police for selling fake diplomas and TEFL certificates. Facing 1 year in prison and 100,000 rmb fines, they chose to cooperate with authorities to keep their butts out of jail and turned over all their mobile phone and email records to the Chinese police which are now tracking down the clients of Guo Bin, Jan Zhang, Rosie Tang, Danny Wang, Ben Tsao, Jenny Li, Frank Liu, and a foreigner named Nick Pedrag from Serbia.

The latest arrests during the month of April set a record of 269 https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-fo...tificates.html. At this rate, there should be about 8,000 job openings for real qualified teachers soon, and the China Foreign Teachers union urges newbie teachers to check the real China teacher Requirements at http://safea.gov.cn or China Foreign Teacher News, Updates, & Scam Alerts and comply fully with China law.

China's new "False Documents Law" was originally intended to stop the foregry of Customs manifests and visa documents, but now the Chinese police are using it to track down and arrest the estimated 6,000 wannabe fake English teachers in China. Good grief Charlie Brown!