Bald Chinese advertising

Popular advertising, like garbage, sometimes reveals embarrassing insights into any nation’s culture, China included. But in China, advertising often appeals to our less-than-noble human impulses in more honest and straightforward terms than is typically seen in North America. Take these two housing developments, for example: “Be a foreigner’s landlord!” and “Only for the elites who are influencing the world.” (They were eventually forced to change the ‘foreigner’s landlord’ billboards.)

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