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TWCC55 – The Rent-a-Foreigner Industry, Episode55

We’re back for another episode of Two White Chicks in China!

This week our question comes from Mandi (one of our #1 fans) from the USA, who asks us “What’s the ‘rent-a-foreigner’ business like?”

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In This Episode We Talk About…

  • A review from Mandi. Yay!
  • Some comments (we promise not to giggle as much)
  • “Wife calls cops on cheating husband, police discover 37 smuggled monkeys inside their apartment”.
  • Mandi’s question.
  • Our own experiences being a ‘white monkey’
  • Some reasons why Chinese companies hire foreigners
  • Hiring foreigner girlfriends/boyfriends to take home to the parents
  • Rent a White Guy” short documentary
  • Check out David Borenstein’s documentary “Dream Empire”.
  • Stories from PT Black, a real ‘rented’ foreigner
  • Some ‘legit’ renting of foreigners
  • Our Chinese word of the week is ‘foreigner’: 老外 (lǎo wài) You can learn more Chinese words on our Online Dictionary.
  • DON’T FORGET TO CLAIM YOUR FREE WCC DICTIONARY FLASHCARDS! Use the promocode ‘twowhitechicks’ for your free set of dating flashcards. Read these instructions to claim your Chinese flashcards!
  • If you have a question for us, please send us a voicemail or leave us a message below!
  • People and Companies We Mentioned in the Show

    Episode Length 51:29

    Thanks so much for tuning in. Join us again next week for our next topic and another question from one of our listeners!
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    Thanks for listening guys!
    – Hollie & Nora

    Rent a foreigner

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    • Chinabob

      I kinda got duped into playing the token white guy once myself for free even. After doing a safety presentation at a conference a couple guys came up to me and seemed so excited. They wanted me to come to their company and do training for their staff. Some time later I went there just for a visit to see if there was anything that I could actually help them with. They being an Airplane based company and me being a helicopter guy I thought probably not but I figured I would have a look just in case. After I arrived there there was lots of picture taking while I gave a mini presentation on what I had to offer and then the local news media shows up and they set me up on a TV news interview. More pictures and hand shaking…
      So much publicity for their new company, the visiting foreign aviation expert… But no work contract for me.

      • Nora Joy Wilson

        yeah, that’s the worst when they don’t even “rent” you. Just trick you into a situation to get face. terribly rude!