Finding Myself in China: Although [The School] Baotou is not legally entitled to have foreign teachers, schools 'legally' require release papers and letters of recommendation from unregistered schools. Perhaps M/S Cui's claims to have influential friends in the police and education departments is no simple boast.
You want to work for [a disreputable] School in Baotou?
Note: The events recorded in this article are true and accurate and related to events which occurred in Baotou in 2009-2010. In 2016 I removed identification of [The School], its [Franchiser], and [The Boss]. This particular school (in Baotou) no longer exists and Franchiser and Franchisee no longer harass me.
Foreign Teachers Really Have to be Careful in China
Ten Months ago I came to Baotou in Inner Mongolia to help a native Baotou person who holds Canadian citizenship, to establish a private English school. That person [The Boss], turned out to be one of those people that foreigners and Chinese alike should avoid. I have in the past written many articles about the school (links now removed) but this article today, is just a copy of a letter sent to the managers of both the Shanghai and Baotou Offices.
It is quite Self Explanatory. Enjoy the read.
Dear [The Franchiser]
Matters of Legality and Conscience require that I write this letter to you.
This letter is in two parts. The first is the request, and the second is the advice.
My Work Visa issued through [The School] Shanghai but for [The School] Baotou [a school that is not registered for the hiring of foreigners in Baotou], will expire on June 1st 2010.
Although [The School] Baotou is not legally entitled to have foreign teachers, it seems that the schools here 'legally' require me to provide release papers and letters of recommendation from your school. [Perhaps [The Boss]'s claims to have influential friends in the police and education departments is no simple boast].
Given this situation, I cannot get another contract without the cooperation of [The School] and one would have to be insane to think that [The Boss] cooperates with anyone without some personal gain in mind. She certainly would not be willing to provide me with my papers. It seems therefore that I must PERMANENTLY leave China.
As pointed out, Doctor [The Boss] is not entitled to hire foreign teachers, and so as I was officially employed by [The School] Shanghai, I therefore ask for your cooperation and request that you provide me with the relevant papers.
You may send them to me via email.
Thank you for your Time
As you are aware, I am a writer. I write under various names in various places, but one of the names under which I write is that of R.P. BenDedek and I write at Magic City Morning Star News and Kingscalendar.com
(Specific Details removed of an event at a time and place).. but in the process two things happened.
The first was that I was 'officially' instructed that I may not write about that matter until I am no longer working in China.
The second was that I was paid compensation for all the trouble I was put through.
To date, I have kept my word and 'not written the truth' about that situation. By this I mean that in writing about my life at that time, I have 'glossed over' or 'sanitized' the details. Much as I previously did in writing about [The School].
Now that I am forced to leave China permanently, I am no longer required to hold back the details.
I have finished my new book entitled: 'Finding Myself in China', and it is currently being published in serial form at Magic City Morning Star News.
(The book was serialized at Magic City and later extended. In 2016 it is in the hands of a publisher and in the process of being published in print and e-book form - R.P. BD Jan 21, 2016)
Before I publish the 'whole truth' of my experience of [The School] Baotou, and before I can say that I had to leave China because of [The School], I must first ensure that my claim is justifiable and can be made in good conscience. Hence the request in the first part of the Letter.
I have made the request. Your response is irrelevant; but then you never respond do you. You play a game which you think makes you very safe. Not providing email replies or speaking on the telephone, you much preferred flying to Baotou to talk, all the while forgetting that technology makes it so easy to conceal 'recording devices.'
My book will continue to be published on line, and the story about [The School] will be published in June. After I go home I will start the process of hardcopy publishing.
(The full story of my eperience with the school was not published at the time, but it is included in the 2016 paperback and e-book published editions. R.P. BD Jan 2016)
As stated at the beginning, Matters of Legality and Conscience require me to make my request. I am forced to leave China and thereafter am no longer forced to withhold the truth about my experiences here. And I certainly will not.
My book is about 'My Life' in China. As such it is about 'Me,' not 'You.' You are just a small and incidental part of it. I say this because I personally do not wish you any harm, but have to say that between the two experiences [--- and [The School], my book will certainly have some oomph! – some Western Reader appeal.
For that I thank you.
I leave Baotou on May 10th. Lest you say that this was not enough time in which to respond, pleased be advised that I will not physically leave China until End of May [my telephone number is 152-------- and also appears under my email signature], and may I remind you that you will also have until somewhere toward the end of June [publication time for Chapter 20] to reply. That gives you at least 6 weeks to notice this email and reply.
It is an unpleasant feeling to know that you are in as much trouble if you do nothing as you are if you do something. Now you know what it is like for all those foreign and Chinese staff who work for [The Boss]. Damned if you do and damned if you don't.
At any rate, I know that at best you are just over cautious, and at worst, exactly like [The Boss]. My association with you lasted only 3 months, and while I might find some fault with you as a 'professional,' I have no personal complaint to make about you personally.
My personal best wishes to you Sir.
P.S. This email is additionally being sent to [The Boss] and Mr. T, and also to numerous other persons who can back my claim to have made my request. My conscience is now clear.
There is more news to come about this company, but it cannot be written just yet. I am not the only foreigner to have suffered because of this company.
Should the day ever come that this company learns how to be on the up and up, I will be the first to write about it here.
Post Script: Emails (although acknowledged to have been received) requesting the matter to be settled in private were not replied to. Personal telephone calls to the Shanghai Office were not put through to Mr. [The Franchiser] and staff advised me that they would not let him know I called. In a government department office during another matter, Mr. [The Franchiser] refused to agree to a personal discussion on my matters but instead called me a criminal.
(2013) I have been informed that the Baotou [The School] has moved and changed name.
This is the first of what is hoped to be a series of articles commenting on world news. These articles will be decidedly ‘anti-leftist’ (because I find ‘them’ to be quite insane) but the articles will not automatically be ‘pro-rightest.’...Google is an active participant in the suppression of free speech, or rather, in any speech which offends its political ideology. I personally say ‘screw Google,’ but then again I usually say ‘Screw the USA’ as well. Australia is always a couple of years behind the USA and from what I see in the USA, the future of Australia is bleak. I’m glad I will not live long enough to witness it at its peak.
When I look at the news and see the LIES, the crass stupidity, the blatant hypocrisy, hatred masking itself as love, totalitarianism calling itself anti-fascist, and the intentional program of deceiving an entire nation and future generations, it makes me sick to the stomach and I am reminded of The book of Romans Chapter 1 around verse 28/29 which talks about what happens to people who refuse to acknowledge truth but call truth lies and call the lie truth.
Unfortunately (and even today in the Christian world this still applies), people mistakenly believe that they can ‘earn the grace’ of God by doing those things which a righteous man does. The fallacy in this type of thinking is obvious when you consider how many (self-proclaimed) righteous, loving, tolerant, non-discriminatory, immigrant welcoming, anti-Trump’s wall, anti-homophobic and anti-islamophobic people there are in the world who would not for a moment hesitate to beat you up, shout you down, hound you, stalk you, curse you, call for your death, seek to have you fired from your job and generally act like nazis toward you simply because you voted for Donald Trump.
When counter protesters set out to impede, provoke and confront an opposing ideological group, what results is what one would expect to result and only the idiotic, mindless, anally retentive and just plain stupid person would claim that it is not their fault that the protesters got upset or took action against them. But who are we kidding here? Counter protesters don’t believe in righteousness or otherwise. They are just rabble – SS troopers – sent in to do their master’s bidding. Give them all a baton and gun and see how quickly they will turn into killing machines to rid society of all its evils – starting with Donald Trump of course!
Mao Wenwen reminded me that when she was my student I would often refer to her as Mao Zedong. I do that sometimes – calling students by the names of famous or infamous people. Paying honor to me as her English teacher Mao Wenwen provided me the coffee free of charge (courtesy of the management). She also invited Johnny and me to come inside and take a look around, and once I did, I decided that I wanted to come back to take photos. Receiving permission from the owner, all I needed was the chance to get back.
I’m sure if you understand what Sociology is that you would find my statement rather strange for it leads to the question of what impact the King’s Calendar Research Result has on society and societal problems. But before we go look at that aspect, I want to talk about the personal aspect – MY aspect.
The demolition came as row between the church and government escalated over allegations the church refused to pay a £450 arbitrary road usage fee. Pastor Zhang Di was summoned for questioning last month and accused of assaulting police officers and attacking a village official. So when I read reports as in the link you sent and see the ACTUAL TRUTH in the middle of the article, I know that there is a lot more going on than is being reported.
Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]