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Expats unwilling to enter teaching industry

By Zhao Xinying in Beijing and Su Zhou in Shenzhen ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-04-27 07:49:42

China is facing a crisis in the recruitment of teachers from overseas. An imbalance between supply and demand means the country will need thousands of foreign teachers this year, but many of the expats seeking work are unwilling to become teachers.

At least 4,000 foreign teachers will be needed in all levels of schools in the 2015-16 academic year, according to Niu Chen, co-founder of CCZChina Education Co, an agency in Zhengzhou, Henan province that recruits foreign teachers.

"This statistics are incomplete, so the actual demand may be even greater," Niu told China Daily at a Conference on the International Exchange of Professionals in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, this month.

Expats unwilling to enter teaching industry

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