White People for Rent!

on Nov 10, 2010 @ 03:43 pm

In China, companies are willing to pay lump sums in order to 'rent' caucasian actors to act as if they are part of their company or play business partners. The underlying concept is what we Chinese call "having face", which is very important in our culture. Though I understand the reasoning behind renting people...I see so many opportunities for failure on this one :P
Full article from the CNN.


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Fail on Nov 11, 2010 @ 06:57 pm

Bad idea, I don't feel lying to the public or deceiving people in general is ever the way to go. It's a very odd concept and I don't see how it is legal/acceptable. That being said, the Chinese do make very good business men, so who knows?

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