News: Foreign Businesses, Organizations Support Disaster Relief

Author: Maria Trombly, Emerging China, Published on: 15 May 2008

Foreign businesses, organizations and embassies reacted quickly after the Monday earthquake with offers of aid and support. On Wednesday, General Electric announced a US$2 million donation...GE has mobilized local field support engineers to help with immediate restoration of power, water and hospital systems...In addition to Carrefour's 2 million yuan pledge, Hong Kong-based investment group CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets -- announced an initial 2 million donation at its annual China forum...Toronto's TD Bank Financial Group donated $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross China Earthquake fund...HSBC donated 10 million yuan through the Hong Kong branch of the Red Cross Society of China...[T]he American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai reported that chamber members have donated over 13 million yuan to disaster relief, led by Johnson & Johnson's 10 million yuan donation...Preliminary list of foreign donors contributing to earthquake-related disaster relief efforts:
• Acer: 3 million yuan
• Alcoa: 1 million yuan
• AMD: 1 million yuan
• Applied Materials: donated 1 million yuan of disaster relief
• Bayer: donated medical equipment worth 500,000 yuan
• BMW: 1 million yuan
• Bridgestone (China): 300,000 yuan for earthquake relief and rescue
• Canon Group: 11 million yuan
• Carlsberg: 1 million to the Red Cross
• Carrefour: 2 million yuan
• CNET China: 500,000 yuan
• DaimlerChrysler [now Daimler]: 400,000 yuan
• Dell China: 2.1 million yuan
• DHL: 1 million yuan
• Dongfeng Honda: 1 million in cash and two CR-V
• Dow Chemical: 2 million yuan
• Epson: 1 million yuan
• Ericsson: 4 million yuan in emergency communications equipment
• Estee Lauder: 1 million yuan
• FAW and Toyota: 10 million yuan and 10 relief vehicles
• GE: US$2 million
• Guangzhou Honda: 1 million yuan
• Hitachi Construction Machinery: 6.7 million yuan
• HSBC: 10 million yuan to the Red Cross
• IDG: 1 million yuan
• Intel: 2.1 million yuan
• Johnson & Johnson: 10 million
• Kimberly-Clark Corporation: 400,000 yuan
• Komatsu Group: 6 million yuan
• Konica Minolta Group: 300,000 yuan
• Kraft: 3 million yuan of food
• Li Ka Shing Foundation: 30 million yuan
• Louis Vuitton: 2 million yuan
• Mary Kay: 3 million yuan
• Matsushita Electric: 10 million yuan
• Michelin China Investment Co. Ltd.: 500,000 yuan
• Microsoft: 1 million yuan in cash, plus 3 million yuan in other kinds of aid
• Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.: 15 million yen (about £75,000) to the Red Cross Society of China.
• Nokia and Nuoxi: 3 million yuan and 4,000 emergency phones
• Japan's Omron Corp.: 30 million yen to Red Cross Society of China, 250,000 yuan worth of medical equipment to the Chinese Ministry of Health
• P & G: 1 million yuan
• Pepsi China: 1 million yuan
• Peugeot Citroen: 1 million yuan
• Pfizer: 10 million yuan
• Philips: 2 million yuan
• QUALCOMM: 3.5 million yuan
• Red Bull: 3 million yuan, 150,000 yuan worth of aid supplies
• SAIC-GM-Wuling: 1 million yuan
• Samsung: 30 million yuan
• Schneider Electric: 3 million yuan assistance
• Scotiabank: $100,000
• Shanghai General Motors: 3 million yuan
• Siemens China: 2 million yuan
• Sony: over 4 million yuan
• Sony Group 4 million contribution to the disaster areas are still increasing staff contributions
• South Korean SK Group contributions to 10 million yuan
• Taiwan Runtai big Runfa Company donated 50 million yuan
• Taiwan's Foxconn Technology to the disaster areas in Sichuan money donated 60 million yuan
• Taiwan's Hon Hai Group contributions to 60 million yuan
• TCL Group contributions to the earthquake-stricken Wenchuan 1 million yuan
• TD Bank Financial Group: $50,000 to Canadian Red Cross China Earthquake Fund
• UBS and UBS Securities will contribute 1 million yuan
• UBS Investment Fund Company contributions to the disaster areas in Sichuan 500,000 yuan
• Volkswagen jointly Sichuan disaster areas to the north-south public donated 6 million yuan

Sources: Sina.com, press releases

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