Yeah, Sure…Still Not a Mania

I have no comment on this…It’s too wonderfully absurd on its own:

If you’re a white guy in China and you own a suit — Congratulations! You’re hired.

There’s an odd trend brewing there, where companies hire fake executives from the U.S. and other Western nations to attend events, give speeches and generally just to give that appearance in the community and in the business world of that connection with the western world.

“I think it says a lot about the business culture here,” said Mitch Moxley, a freelance writer living in Beijing who was hired to be a fake businessman for a high-tech company building a factory in Dongying, five hours south of Beijing. “Face is hugely important in China, and having foreigners in suits I guess gives some credibility to the companies. You’d be amazed how often this happens.”

Read the rest, if you can handle it, over on Cindy Perman’s Pony Blog at CNBC.


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