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« on: June 29, 2010, 05:46:57 PM »

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this is actually a racially comical type of fraud

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Beijing, China (CNN) -- In China, white people can be rented.

For a day, a weekend, a week, up to even a month or two, Chinese companies are willing to pay high prices for fair-faced foreigners to join them as fake employees or business partners.

Some call it "White Guy Window Dressing." To others, it's known as the "White Guy in a Tie" events, "The Token White Guy Gig," or, simply, a "Face Job."

And it is, essentially, all about the age-old Chinese concept of face. To have a few foreigners hanging around means a company has prestige, money and the increasingly crucial connections -- real or not -- to businesses abroad.

"Face, we say in China, is more important than life itself," said Zhang Haihua, author of "Think Like Chinese." "Because Western countries are so developed, people think they are more well off, so people think that if a company can hire foreigners, it must have a lot of money and have very important connections overseas. So when they really want to impress someone, they may roll out a foreigner."

Or rent one.

Last year, Jonathan Zatkin, an American actor who lives in Beijing, posed as the vice president of an Italian jewelry company that had, allegedly, been in a partnership with a Chinese jewelry chain for a decade.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 06:33:23 PM »

Looks like a good way to earn a little extra.  TeddyR

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 01:35:09 PM »

work whores.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 09:08:45 PM »

too bad i'm not a man, or i'd let them rent me

and no obvious jokes about what they *could pay me for

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