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      06-29-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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Need a white guy? You can rent one.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS...id=vR3Iwj_KUjJ

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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.
I now know where to go if I lose my job.
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Ahahahaha, sounds like a sweet job...
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I so want to do this. I am perfect, fairly fluent in Japanese.... well w/e it could work. I am a 6'2" damn good looking white guy, I look stunning in a nice Brook Brothers suit.
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awww man why don't they take black guys? I don't steal lol.
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confucius say.........face.....is more important than life itself
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awww man why don't they take black guys? I don't steal lol.
well that white guy is guna need a driver lmao
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they probably will since China seems to be doing lots of investment in Africa lately.
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