The documentary “Dream Empire” explores the rent-a-foreigner business in China. Photo: HandoutThe documentary “Dream Empire” explores the rent-a-foreigner business in China. Photo: Handout
The documentary “Dream Empire” explores the rent-a-foreigner business in China. Photo: Handout

White people wanted: a peek into China’s booming ‘rent a foreigner’ industry

Foreign faces are still in demand to create an international veneer for Chinese firms by posing as executives, musicians and even mechanics

The documentary “Dream Empire” explores the rent-a-foreigner business in China. Photo: HandoutThe documentary “Dream Empire” explores the rent-a-foreigner business in China. Photo: Handout
The documentary “Dream Empire” explores the rent-a-foreigner business in China. Photo: Handout
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