"Oh no, having spent a decade dealing with policies and regulations in mainland China you learn not to trust everything at face value. As well residence permits are supposed to be obtained by the employers of the foreign employees, so why would…"
"Dear Kris, aren't you too sensitive about everything? You are not evil foreigners, and nobody is gonna control you. Chinese people are always friendly to our friends. We hold this kind of seminar to help foreigners who want to apply for…"
"Because my experience with seminars is that they take an extremely long time and whatever was useful about the good ones could be summarized in one quarter of a A4 pages.
And when you reach my age, you value very much the time you still have…"
"You are right. Seems you know very well about China and associated policies. Every country has its specific policies of some specific issues. I'm sure not everything in your country is totally open to everyone. Hope you understand…"
"Tighter rules to keep a better control of the "evil foreigners" and this "seminar" is just a way of collecting info of foreigners within GZ. This group have organised a few in the past for that specific reason."