Old photo of Chinese medical workers march incorrectly linked to South Korean doctors strike
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Screenshot of false Facebook post taken on February 29, 2024

The photo was shared on a similar post on Facebook here, here and hereand about Korea neighbor band forum.

Some social media users seem to believe this is indicative of a strike by South Korean doctors.

One user commented: “These thieves only see patients as a source of money.” “Doctors are well-educated, but they lack morale.”

“Did they study hard just to become slaves to money? I wish they would look back on their lives,” said another.

The doctors who went on strike sincerely held gathering Photos actually show Chinese medical workers demonstrating in 2015 to oppose government reforms (archive link) here and here).

Chinese hospital staff marching

I did a reverse image search on Google and found this photo. article From Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP), January 27, 2015 (archived links).

According to media reports, staff at Linchuan County People’s Hospital in China’s Henan province held a march in memory of orthopedic surgeon Jia Binbin, who died after an altercation with his drunken cousin who was being treated at the hospital.

“During the altercation, the two crashed into the elevator door, causing it to swing open and causing them to fall from the 15th floor to the first floor, where the elevator was stopped,” the report said.

The article included various photos showing doctors and nurses holding banners in memory of Zia and condemning “acts of violence against doctors.”

Below is a screenshot comparison of the photo shared in the false post (left) and the photo from SCMP’s 2015 article (right).

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Comparison of screenshots of the photo shared in the false post (left) and the photo from SCMP’s 2015 article (right)

Another photo was found when searching on Chinese search engine Baidu. report Regarding the demonstration published by the maternal and child health channel on Weibo on January 27, 2015 (archived links).

AFP confirmed the location of the photo. Baidu map images From the parking lot of Huchuan County People’s Hospital. Matches SCMP photo.

The structure behind the small white fence in the upper left corner of the photo (red below) and the stairs to the right of the photo (yellow below) correspond to the Baidu map image of the security office at the entrance to the hospital parking lot doing. Stairs at the hospital entrance.

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Comparison of SCMP photos of the march (left) and screenshots of Baidu map images near the hospital. Corresponding features highlighted by AFP

A different demo photo matches the SCMP article Baidu map image It’s on Junshan East Road, the road from the hospital. Corresponding visual features include the flag (yellow below), the laundromat (green), and the Runsan Hotel sign (red).

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Comparison of SCMP photos of the march (left) and screenshots of Baidu map images near the hospital. Corresponding features highlighted by AFP

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