Nine people in East China’s Anhui province were among 108 nationwide who made June’s list of Chinese Good Samaritans.
They are listed as follows:
Wen Guangming, a solider of Fuyang origin who saved five people from an icy river on his way home;
Zhang Haixiang, a rural widow in Chizhou who has raised a posthumous child and supported her parents-in-law for 10-plus years;
Fang Yonghua, a nurse in Ma’anshan recognized as the oldest female volunteer donating the most stem cells in the province;
Song Zhiwei, Zhang Yijun, Zhang Xiaowei and Wang Tingfeng, residents in Bozhou who worked together to rescue eight drowning passengers in a car accident;
Liu Changde, an old man in Feixi who has taken care of four step children and supported his family in the face of adversity over the past 29 years;
Wang Haifeng, a public-spirited taxi driver in Huaibei who has offered more than 5,000 free rides to the disabled, the elderly and pregnant women over the past six years;
Wang Jiawu, a rural entrepreneur in Wuhu who has offered jobs to local villagers and helped them increase incomes for 13 years;
Ju Wangsheng, an old man in Tongling who lost his only child and has taken care of his paralyzed wife for 20 years;
Yuan Jie, an official in Suzhou who has worked hard for 12 years to help turn a backward Hui village into an advanced one.
Among 31 provincial regions on the Chinese mainland, the province saw the largest number of role models in the list.