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Chinese companies 'rent' white foreigners

Was told this by a friend who was considering traveling to China to be someones paid white friend...So I had to see if it was true and sure enough... So if your qualified and looking for a few extra bucks check this out ,


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.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/06/...ple/index.html
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$300 for an appearance? Damn but aren't those Chinese some serious cheap Charlies.

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$300 for an appearance? Damn but aren't those Chinese some serious cheap Charlies.

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Not fer nuttin' but I would've thunk "Cheap Charlie" the more offensive term.
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White Privilege is prevalent in China!!!!

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In America, Caucasian people benefit from of privilege that gives them access to jobs, opportunities, and networks that are often off limits to minorities. Well, in provincial China, there is an entirely different type of white privilege happening. White folks can get jobs where they're paid to stand around and be white - no professional experience required. Throughout China there are firms that rent out foreign-looking people to attend events and the most expensive people are Caucasian.
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Throughout China there are firms that rent out foreign-looking people to attend events and the most expensive people are Caucasian.
So, its all a fraud, but while it lasts you can make money being a Token White guy... ?

How much will the Chinise pay for a Black guy, or an Arab guy?
What about women... or should I even be asking?
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So, its all a fraud, but while it lasts you can make money being a Token White guy... ?

How much will the Chinise pay for a Black guy, or an Arab guy?
What about women... or should I even be asking?
It is real, I have a friend who lives in LA..he is in the film industry and knows white guys who were payed $$ by Chinese folks to just stand at parties and waive to people.
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Doesn't that come under the heading of slavery?
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Doesn't that come under the heading of slavery?
Why? The job is by choice and includes compensation agreed upon by both parties.
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Well it's a form of slavery from where I see it.
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