Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Confessions of a Fake Businessman From Beijing"

Mitch Moxley on how he "became a fake businessman in China, an often lucrative gig for underworked expatriates here" — Rent a White Guy. "Recruiting fake businessmen is one way to create the image—particularly, the image of connection—that Chinese companies crave," he writes. "My Chinese-language tutor, at first aghast about how much we were getting paid, put it this way: 'Having foreigners in nice suits gives the company face.'"

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Anonymous Abdul Alhazred said...

Reminded me of the rent-a-fake-white-minister-for-your-fake-Christian-wedding situation in Japan! Ha!

2:44 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

That's one aspect, I'm glad to say, in which Korea has not yet imitated Japan.

3:15 AM  

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