Actually, this entire thread is extremely important.
I want to say something here that some people will consider irrelevant, but it isn’t.
It involves the Chinese concept of “lying”. The Chinese employer (for example) will not consider himself to be lying if there is no deliberate attempt to deceive, mislead, or distort.
It is also important to realize that this notion of “deliberate attempt” is not analysed in any sort of objective way . . . . it is just a general feeling that the Chnese person has.
Hence, even if you get something written on paper, where this person guarantees to employ you for so much a month, plus bonuses, living arrangements, car & driver, etc., etc. and he will negotiate with his friends in the central government for your work permit, etc., etc. and then you arrive in Taipei and none of this fails to materialize . . . . . the employer will not feel that he has lied to you.
In his “go with the flow” type of reasoning, this entire series of events is something beyoned his control, and he accepts no responsibility for them. Additionally, now that you have arrived and he doesn’t like your hairstyle, or your clothes, or the color of your skin, then he suddenly realizes that his own plans have changed . . . . and . . . . . and . . . . . .
At any rate, you can be sure that the employer will feel himself under no obligation to set anything right . . . . . because in his estimation he hasn’t done anything wrong.
[Note: Of course, there are also issues of race discrimination here. However, it is a common mistake to make the charge that Chinese discriminate against those who are not Chinese. This is not true.
The Chinese also discriminate against other Chinese in many, many ways. In general, the Chinese sense of “racial discrimination” is very hard for a foreigner to understand.]