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December 4 2013

Foreigners In China With Criminal Records

More efficient measures should be taken to ensure that foreigners with criminal records are banned from working in China, senior officials with the department that oversees attracting and managing international professionals said. The officials' remarks came after a British man who is wanted for allegedly raping a child in the United Kingdom and had been a teacher at an international school in Beijing was detained in the Chinese capital. "Such cases are not common. The overwhelming majority of foreign teachers in China are outstanding," Xia Bing, director of the Department of Cultural and Educational Experts under the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, said at a forum. Xia has urged schools that employ foreign teachers to remain vigilant. Chen Huabei, director of the Information Research Center of International Talent under the administration urged bureaus of foreign experts affairs to strengthen management of foreigners as well as to provide more care and better services for them. A foreigner who is permitted to work as a teacher in China should acquire a foreign expert certificate granted by a local bureau of foreign experts affairs.