Life Imitates (Martial) Art

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It’s a standard plot element of Chinese/Hong Kong cinema: send a lone policeman to sort out a big problem far away. Probably Jackie Chan, Jet Li or Sammo Hung. Improbable, but fun.

But in real life, when the UN requests help from China (problems in Afghanistan), China sends… one policeman!

“Zhang Ming, a policeman with experience fighting drug trafficking in Hainan Province, south China, will leave for Afghanistan on January 16 on a UN peacekeeping mission.”

He’s probably an intelligence advisor rather than an action hero type, but wait for the ‘true story’ film.

Link: China sends police officer on UN peacekeeping mission to Afghanistan