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Well, at least your writing has improved since your first post.
I should clear up some more misconceptions.|
Most importantly perhaps, in my opinion, China does not have any need whatsoever for any foreigners to come to China to teach grammar, reading or writing. NONE WHATSOEVER!
There are exceptionally qualified Chinese teachers in China who often have an even better understanding of English grammar than do foreigners - simply because that was all they learned in the upside-down method of teaching language they studied under.
In my opinion - made before on the forum, this is not the first time - all that Chinese students need from foreigners is professional speech teachers; and professional here means someone that has studied speech. Experts from the fields of Broadcasting, Public Speaking - even Public Relations. Chinese students need professionals in Speech Mechanics, Speech Therapy, anything to do with actually learning the vast differences between speaking a language such as Chinese and one such as English.
Chinese students do NOT need a foreigner to come and tell them what a noun is.
I also do not agree with the stupidity of paying a foreigner - of any kind including Overseas Chinese of any stripe - more than is paid to a Chinese teacher, or engineer, or factory worker or whatever. To me, this is an insult that is unsupportable as to reason.
Of course, so-called foreign English teachers will try and say that they are teaching speech - but "Gen Wo Du" is NOT teaching speech. Standing in front of a class and having the students follow along while a heavily accented foreigner recites from a lesson is NOT teaching speech - it is not even teaching Listening!
No, in my opinion, Chinese students have no need whatsoever for a foreigner - legal, backpacking or otherwise - just to stand, or sit, in front of a class and read out loud while the students sit their uninvolved.
It is made even more preposterous when the so-called teacher has a heavy accent that the poor students haven't got a hope of understanding.
My suggestion? Find a China company doing International Trade of a commodity or commodities that interests you, approach them as a potential staff member that can communicate with foreign companies so as to increase their sales. Don't ask for a salary greater than that given to those already working as salesmen - simply because it is not deserved just because you are a "foreigner." Work under the same conditions of commission plus basic salary, and then make your millions by performing.
Who knows, the company may even give you a sideline duty with a bonus added for teaching some English to the rest of the staff.
China doesn't need foreigners just to teach grammar, reading or writing. Your expertise as described has nothing to do with what is really needed - speech professionals - so parley your skills within a market that does need your skills, that being International Trade or even Tourism, or other parts of the Hospitality industry.
Leave the teaching jobs to those Chinese you mention with the Masters degrees. They deserve them more, and the students deserve the quality of those teachers rather than the often dubious "skills" of self-important foreigners.