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China Business Seeks White, Jewish Male To Bolster Credibility

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If you're a white, Jewish man seeking part-time employment abroad, look no further than the Chinese company soliciting Foreign Policy's Isaac Stone Fish.

Mr. Fish reports receiving an email from a contact in China that outlines available positions at an unnamed company for Americans "to act as assistants in meetings with potential investors, and essentially act as the 'white face' to give some more credibility to the project."

While renting white foreigners is nothing new, this particular company specified some unusual prerequisites for its "White Guy Window Dressing." To wit:

The other requirement is that you must have some sort of background that Chinese people typically value. My contact is (deleted) and is slightly obsessed with Jewish people and thinks they are the smartest, so he naturally prefers this person to be Jewish. If he can't get someone Jewish, he would also like someone who went to a famous university -- Harvard, Yale, etc. Besides those 2 qualifications, I'm sure he'd be happy with someone who has some sort of connection to someone famous or important, or maybe someone who is really tall and handsome. Basically any characteristic that Chinese people are impressed by - he is looking for in this person. Of course it wouldn't hurt if this person was good-looking, well-dressed, etc. - I think you can get it. (deleted).

Any takers? Before you dismiss the offer, consider that fake American businessmen, whose recruitment by Chinese companies has been called "surprisingly common," can expect to get "red-carpet treatment" once their employment begins.

Then again, if you followed up on everything that landed in your inbox, you'd probably be mail-order married to a Nigerian graduate of Oxford with natural male enhancement who lost his passport while traveling by now.

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