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  • RegisteredOctober 27, 2013
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Forums > Living in Kunming > To Teach in Kunming or Not To Teach

@Mario007: The demand is out there. There is no shortage of well-off parents in Kunming who want their kids to learn English, even if that means via online lessons for the time being.

But yes, it will probably take more legwork than on the east coast to find a job here. One thing I might try is digging up old archives of the GoKunming "Jobs Offered" classifieds on the Wayback Machine, and contacting those previous advertisers to check if they have any new openings now that they haven't yet posted. You may have better luck there than with currently-posted jobs, as you won't be competing with all the applicants responding to a new ad.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > To Teach in Kunming or Not To Teach

Please be aware that teaching private lessons outside of the job your visa is specifically for is illegal and can get you detained and deported. This can happen for example if you have a dispute with a student, or if somebody with a CCP neighborhood committee gets wind of what you're doing and passes word up the line. It is quite a low-probability risk, but still a risk.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Increased anti-foreigner sentiment?

@bubblyian wrote: "Blaming foreigners makes no sense as since 28 March, the only people allowed into China are Chinese people."

Unfortunately, that is mostly irrelevant in the current situation. An international struggle is underway for control of the narrative about the outbreak, and that overrides all other considerations.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > New look GoKunming

@Yereth, from a user perspective, I would probably be most inclined to move the listings to the foldout since those are relatively static. However, I imagine other perspectives may come into play -- e.g., the listings as a sort of showcase for the business community.

I would definitely keep the articles in the main menu section since they are basically the front page of the site and are regularly updated. And the calendar too since that also changes often and is a catalyst for the community interacting in the real world.

That leaves the "home" item. It is redundant from a technical/logical perspective, since the GoKunming header stays on top as one scrolls down the page, providing a link to the home page. Though perhaps it isn't redundant from a human UI perspective, as I suspect a lot of users won't realize that the header contains a link. But then again, how important is it to get to the home page when most of the site navigation is already there at one's fingertips? And it would still be accessible in the foldout (although it's weird from an interface standpoint to have the home item on the right, so it might almost make sense to remove it entirely).

So on balance, my personal inclination would be to move the listings item to the foldout, and to either move the home item there or else delete it.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > New look GoKunming

I would vote for having the forums and classifieds in the main part of the menu (rather than the fold-out), since those are the parts that seem to change most often and which I therefore navigate to most often.

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@sean1: The thing is that it's a weak field, so I don't really support anyone in particular enough to sing their praises. But Buttigieg (fake), Biden (senile) and Klobuchar (bully) are all just blatantly awful. I suppose I could live with Sanders, Warren or even Bloomberg, although they each have serious flaws.

As far as Pete's donor stats, yeah, a lot of people seem to have been bamboozled, which is disappointing to see. And I don't think the fact that he's the poorest candidate gives any reassurance that he won't cater to the interests that have ravaged the country over the past generation. Maybe the opposite.

Also, while I am not a huge fan of Sanders and therefore am reluctant to carry water for him, I don't think the UK results necessarily translate to the US. Corbyn was abysmally unpopular, due in large part to his humorlessness, links to violent extremists and allowing anti-Semitism to fester within his party. Sanders has none of those faults and polls as the most popular active political figure in the US. Plus Labour's traditional electorate was fractured by the all-important Brexit issue, and there is no comparably powerful wedge issue at stake in the US.

@viyida wrote: "MAD (mutual assured destruction) leverage"

An oxymoron. MAD is bi-directional, hence the "mutual". Both sides have reduced leverage over each other under MAD, because threats to use conventional force have low credibility in light of the extreme risks involved.

cloudtraprezer wrote: "宣传部宣"

Turn that smile upside down, sezuwupom. Expressing positive sentiments about fast, comfortable, affordable and environmentally-sustainable new rail connections is not allowed by the comments police. Anyone who is not sufficiently glum will be ridiculed.

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