I have noticed walking around China, that the advertisements with foreigners usually end up using very average, even a little unhealthy looking white people. I often ask myself, “where did they find this person, and why?”
I recently watched a movie called Shanghai Calling which wasn’t particularly a well-made movie, but it did give you a unique perspective into an expat’s life in China. In this movie as well, there is a character that poses as a hired “lawyer” for the day, to represent a company being accused of copyright infringements. It seems impossible and even wrong to allow these things to happen, but that is the way China runs, and it even becomes a bit charming after a while. No, things don’t always go as “written” or promised, but the unpredictable aspect makes us better prepared, more patient and brings us closer to the few people we can trust.
Photo is a scene from Shanghai Calling