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HypocrisyThe Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China$
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Vincent Shing Cheng

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9789888455683

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888455683.001.0001

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Tales of ‘Heroes’ and ‘Saviours’

Tales of ‘Heroes’ and ‘Saviours’

(p.16) 2 Tales of ‘Heroes’ and ‘Saviours’

Vincent Shing Cheng

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter, with examples from the mass media, outlines how the image of the police officers and prison officers is presented in party propaganda. Different ‘model’ officers are presented in ways highlighting their ‘exemplary qualities’, like their willingness to sacrifice self for public good, and emphasizing their heroic and benevolent personal characteristics. It examines how the party propaganda might affect drug detainees’ expectations of the police and prison officers in real life.

Keywords:   Propaganda, Chinese propaganda, Party propaganda, model education, model figure, expectation, heroes, public relations

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