Sorry to burst your bubbles but the video has been debunked. As pointed out in the reporting by the local news station, there are no tropical trees in Zhaotong as shown in the video, also the accent is clearly not Yunnanhua.
On a side note, this examplifies what is wrong with the (mis)information age that the internet has brought us. When you take away the gatekeepers of information, every Tom, Dick, and Harry can pass off anything as legitimate and well meaning people pass it on, furthering its air of legitimacy.
For the record, it was supposed to be "Trumpeter" as in, I play the trumpet. An innocent finger slip during registration has resulted this farcical, yet totally unfortunate handle that I shall never live down.
To use a football analogy, soccer for you Americans, if the ref gives you yellow card and you keep arguing with the ref, guess what will happen, you get a red card.
The problem with the people making arguments against set policies is the false believe that they have a say in the matter, you don't. Rules are rules, take your arguments private via the messaging system, don't clutter up the forums. Act like adults and stop whining. Provide your feedback for or against through the contact forms. There is nothing more to discuss so I hope the issue can be put to bed although I know my prayers will be unanswered.
There's theory, then there's practice. What JanJal said is correct, Chinese labor laws apply to foreigner's exactly the same as they do to Chinese nationals. Having legal rights and exercising those rights are two different matters, however.
You can demand maternity leave but what is to stop them from not paying you? Do you have the time and resources to fill a complaint with the labor board and see it through? Even after having received a favorable ruling, you'd still have to go to the courts to compel them to pay since the labor board has no enforcement authority.
After going through all the hurdles, there is still the problem of contract renewal at the end of the contract year, they'll simply decide not to renew and any benefits still owed is not binding, i.e., they'd only have to pay maternity leave up until the end of the contract.
So the amount of time left on the contract is going to be a factor on deciding if it is worthwhile to pursue maturity leave.
So, as with all things Chinese, the final outcome will depend heavily on the personal relationship you have with the school rather than on what the laws or norms allow on this matter.
You guys are either living in the matrix or Groundhog day, take your age appropriate pick. Its the same old arguments, same calls for moderation, same back and forth about censorship vs freedom of speech, nothing new has been said that wasn't all said in the last 4 or 5 iterations.
If the web operator cares about the problem and/or have a solution, the problem would have been addressed already. The fact that its 2019 and the useful search feature hasn't even been implemented means thing probably will never change.
Give it up, this site has long outlived its purpose and usefulness. Just let it become the cesspool of ignorance it already is and allow the trolls to have their fun. If you are hanging on with the hopes that things will improve then you will be sorely disappointed.