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on July 10, Guo Gang, a man in Woyang, Anhui Province, reported that his deeds of bravery in March 2018 were taken by others, and the other party was listed in the “list of good people in China” in June of that year and was rewarded accordingly. The matter has aroused netizens’ attention. The Propaganda Department of Guoyang County Party committee issued a notice on the same day, saying that an investigation has been carried out on this matter, and relevant information will be released in time.

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on July 30, the informant Guo Gang told the Red Star News reporter that he had received a subpoena from the court a few days ago, and song Zhiwei, the informant, took him to court to claim the right of reputation and claim 6503 yuan. The case will be heard in Woyang County People’s court at 9 am on August 11.

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. According to local media reports, on March 1, 2018, a car collided with a returning school bus and fell into a river in tianxiaomiao village, Chengdong street, Woyang county. Seven people were injured and two died. There were many people at the scene of the accident. In June of that year, song Zhiwei and other four people were on the “list of good people in China” for their bravery, but they did not report Guo Gang, who was replaced by his name.

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Song Zhiwei and other four people were listed on the “China’s list of good people”,

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. According to the indictment, the plaintiff song Zhiwei alleged that in July 2020, the defendant Guo Gang claimed in the media that his heroic deeds in March 2018 were replaced by the plaintiff in the name of reporting, fabricating facts, spreading rumors, and insulting and slandering the plaintiff. After the relevant reports were issued, the plaintiff was under great pressure of public opinion and his reputation was seriously damaged. He had to quit his job and rush back to his hometown from other places to cooperate with the local investigation and handling of the case. Song Zhiwei, the

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, claimed that the above-mentioned case had constituted an infringement of his reputation right. He asked the court to order the defendant to stop his infringement immediately and publicly apologize to the plaintiff to eliminate the influence and claim 6503 yuan.

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Guo Gang said he would respond to the lawsuit and “will not compromise.”. He insisted that at that time, it was himself and his brother Guo Yang who rescued the school bus driver from the bus. He had never seen song Zhiwei from the beginning to the end. After returning home on July 11, he found a number of villagers to testify for him. According to the video provided by him, more than ten villagers said they had not seen song Zhiwei at the rescue scene.

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Guo Gang claimed that the fact that he saved people was misappropriated by song Zhiwei. On the afternoon of July 30, song Zhiwei refused an interview with red star news. Earlier, in an exclusive interview with Red Star News, he said that he did not expect to win a prize when rescuing people. He did participate in the rescue of the trapped school bus driver and his hand was scratched by the window glass. “The good people in Bozhou, Anhui and China were selected and publicized in the following months.” He asked, “how can you take your own reputation and risk taking the place of other people’s deeds?”

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on July 10, red star journalists contacted Zhang Yijun, Zhang Xiaowei and Wang Tingfeng, who were at the scene to participate in the rescue. Zhang Yijun and Wang Tingfeng said that they were only concerned about saving people at that time, and did not notice Guo Gang, song Zhiwei and others, and did not know song Zhiwei. Zhang Xiaowei said that he did see Guo gang at the scene, “he also saw him go into the water, as if to rescue the school bus driver.”.

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Red Star journalists inquired that on March 4, 2018, Anhui TV station reported Guo Gang’s rescue story; on March 5, Bozhou evening news also reported song Zhiwei’s rescue story. The rescue objects described by the two are both school bus drivers, and the plot is roughly the same.

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the circle of friends sent by sister song Zhiwei at 18:12 on March 1, 2018, song Zhiwei’s sister sent a message praising his brother’s brave deeds on QQ space. In the photo, song Zhiwei is naked, wiping his face with a towel in his left hand and clenching his right hand into a fist. Song Zhiwei’s sister said that his younger brother did go into the water to rescue the school bus driver, and his right hand was scratched by broken glass. That night, his father took his brother to the village medical office for bandaging.

school bus driver son: everyone said that it was the informant who rescued him. He went to his home to thank the

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accident. In the accident, the school bus driver Yang died after being rescued. His son, Yang Ming, told Red Star news that his father died at the age of 51. “On that day, all the children were sent off. The car was fully responsible for anything happened on the way back to school, and the driver was sentenced to five years.”.

after the funeral for his father, Yang Ming took the gift to the nature village of Caoyuan, tianxiaomiao village near the scene of the accident to thank the rescuers. “The head of the kindergarten told me that it was the two brothers Guo gang who pulled my father out of the car. He arrived at the scene immediately after the incident.”

villagers’ testimony

“later I went to the village to ask, the villagers said the same thing. One person said that maybe it was false, but it was spread like this all the time. It should not be false,” Yang Ming recalled. After arriving at Guo Gang’s home, he did not see Guo Gang himself, “only his mother, daughter-in-law, and a child.”.

Yang Ming said that he later knew that the rescuer was rated as brave and righteous, but only recently did he know that there was no name of Guo Gang’s two brothers among the four rescuers on the list. “Saving people is saving, and we can’t let good people suffer. I’m willing to testify for him.” Regarding song Zhiwei’s rescue, Yang Ming said that he was not at the scene and did not understand the situation.

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Red Star News reporters repeatedly called Zhang Mou, the kindergarten director of the school bus, to try to verify, but as of the time of publication, it was not connected.