No, private language schools cannot provide visas anymore. Government has cracked down on this lucrative visa-flip business, after years of witnessing empty classes with full of sign-ups. I mean, how many years does one have to study HSK 3 over and over again? ^_^¡
Sorry mate, you'll have to find another loophole.
I guess with "foreigners" you're mainly talking about westerners? Coz 95% of all the long-term foreigners living in China are not westerners, and most of them are still here. They couldn't afford fancy beach holidays in Thailand pre-covid either, so post-covid restrictions doesn't really affect their incentives in any way.
I find it funny, how westerners here constantly bicker about Chinese treating them poorly, where in fact Chinese are some of most hospitable people towards foreigners in the northern hemisphere. As a person of West-Asian decent, I'd say living in China is a paradise compare to living in the West.
I grew up in North Europe (Finland), and there was not a week in my adult life that some drunk guy didn't come to my face cursing about my existence; blaming every possible problem he could think of "on my kind". Even most European governments are openly racist (including Finland's). Not to mention, all the local hatred towards foreigners that are being reinforced and amplified via bias western coverage on West- and Central Asian issues. I mean, seriously: how many films & TV-series does Hollywood spit out every years with all the minions and henchmen having black hair and thick beard; trying to look like a typical West-Asian? We're probably talking triple digit numbers here. Yet how many heroes does come out of Hollywood with the same characteristics? Closer to none.
My point being: I have no problem tolerating an isolated poor demeanor from a Chinese person every second year, when I'm used to getting cursed at on a weekly basis for the better part of my life. In fact, being looked down on in the West was so prevalent that it wasn't until after moving to China did I realize such behavior is NOT normal. I have a great respect to Chinese culture for being so hospitable towards foreigners; and kudos to Chinese government for containing xenophobia despite all the reasons not to.
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