Chinese realtors are dressing up random foreigners as fake pseudo-celebrities, as part of urgent efforts to offload property amidst trying market conditions.

As China’s building mania continues to rage unabated, real estate companies are resorting to novel measures to expedite the sale of an ever-increasing backlog of unoccupied properties. Chief amongst them is enlisting random foreign nationals to pose as fake pseudo-celebrities, and thus confer real estate projects with the imprimatur of…