China in the lens of a French photographer: Laowai as migrant workers in 2050 China?
What will China be like in the future? French photographer Benoit Cezard recently expressed his view by traveling all around China and taking a set of photographs titled “China 2050”. What’s strange however is that the people in these photographs are mostly blue-eyed, big-nosed laowai [foreigners]:
“As China rapidly develops, future China’s migrant workers will be replaced by westerners, so they have to get used to it in advance.” This was the explanation Benoit Cezard himself provided.
Comments from Sina Weibo:
Wow! These migrant workers are so sharp!
Well, I think they’re thinking of replacing/taking over China, where it becomes all Westerners, right? Their thinking is of a world without China.
Again the “Powerful China” theory…This person has ulterior motives…
My ass, [it’s because] Chinese people have all immigrated to the USA [by then]…
This is a reminder to white people, what the consequence of high welfare and laziness/complacency are.
There are still tricycles/three-wheeled vehicles in 2050?
Did you not see that he wrote “to get used to it/adapt to it in advance.”? These aren’t renderings of 2050, it’s just photos of them getting used to the [future, coming] situation in the present day.
Laowai, you are flattering China too much…
[They are just] using the opportunity to make fun of us…
Laowai sure are humorous.
What do you think? Is this possible?