Is it dodgy to work for a school in China that has teachers working there illegally?

Question Details

I wouldn't be working there illegally, but there are other teachers at the school who do.

Answer

As someone who has taught and lived in China for 3+ years now, a school that has teachers working illegally is super, super common. The laws about hiring teachers in China are very strict, especially in cities like Beijing and Shanghai. I wouldn't worry too much about it as long as they honor your contract, you're working legally, and the other teachers there all seem happy.

Here's more information on the ESL situation in China https://versautetransen.info/blog/how-the-esl-industry-in-china-is-changing