Apple doubles COVID-19 recovery donation in China to more than $7M

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in General Discussion edited April 2020
Apple has doubled its donation to China's COVID-19 recovery efforts, spending $7 million to aid on-the-ground support for hospitals, public health recovery, and long-term efforts to continue the fight.

Apple has doubled its donation to China's COVID 19 recovery efforts, spending 7 million dollars to aid on the ground support for hospitals and public health recovery


Apple originally donated 20 million yuan to Beijing-based China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, which offered support to six hospitals in Hubei, including a makeshift hospital in Wuhan.

The new donation brings Apple's total to $7 million (50 million yuan,) which will go on to help fund longer-term public health recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"China has shown incredible spirit and resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak and we are grateful to our teams, partners and customers for their support during these challenging times," Tim Cook said in a message on China's Twitter equivalent Weibo, according to Reuters.

On March 25, Cook confirmed that Apple has sourced and is donating 10 million masks for the U.S., and promised "millions more" for European regions hit hard by COVID-19.

Apple has previously promised to help in the global fight against COVID-19, pledging unspecified donations to "groups on the ground" in various countries as early as January. On March 14, the company had pledged $15 million to COVID-19 response efforts in the U.S. and internationally, and promised to match employee donations on a two-to-one basis.

Apple has also offered support to local Silicon Valley initiatives supporting citizens and local business, and has promised donations to Protezione Civile in Italy to aid both during the coronavirus pandemic.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,957member
    Before the usual crowd of right-wing, straw-chewing, banjo-players jump in, Apple is helping in the US as well.

    StrangeDaysbeowulfschmidt
  • Reply 2 of 10
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 23,380member
    Rayz2016 said:
    Before the usual crowd of right-wing, straw-chewing, banjo-players jump in, Apple is helping in the US as well.

    In the five hours since the article posted you were the only one


    ...with a comment. I think the coast is clear. :)
    edited April 2020
  • Reply 3 of 10
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,042member
    "Greedy Apple" up to their tricks again.
    StrangeDays
  • Reply 4 of 10
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 12,068member
    gatorguy said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    Before the usual crowd of right-wing, straw-chewing, banjo-players jump in, Apple is helping in the US as well.

    In the five hours since the article posted you were the only one


    ...with a comment. I think the coast is clear. :)
    Considering the vocal subset of ignoramuses on these forums who are overly critical of social causes at odds with their group-think, that's a miracle.
    edited April 2020 beowulfschmidt
  • Reply 5 of 10
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 1,055member
    Are any Chinese companies donating to help us? We are the new epicenter, after all, and China needs us to keep buying their products. 
    edited April 2020 bulltavern
  • Reply 6 of 10
    Looking at the current number of coronavirus patient, imo, Italian people deserve it more now.
    bulltavern
  • Reply 7 of 10
    How about pulling all manufacturing out of China?  That country is the biggest existential threat to the United States and should be treated as such just like the Soviet Union during the cold war.
    elijahg
  • Reply 8 of 10
    gatorguy said:
    Rayz2016 said:
    Before the usual crowd of right-wing, straw-chewing, banjo-players jump in, Apple is helping in the US as well.

    In the five hours since the article posted you were the only one


    ...with a comment. I think the coast is clear. :)
    Considering the vocal subset of ignoramuses on these forums who are overly critical of social causes at odds with their group-think, that's a miracle.
    Only ignoramuses around here are those that support Chinese government propaganda rather than their own country and countrymen/women.  Can you say "libtards".
    edited April 2020 elijahg
  • Reply 9 of 10
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 2,599member
    Not really sure the Chinese government needs any money to help with the virus. The Chinese government should be compensating other countries for the disaster they have caused. At least some countries are rethinking their ties with China, rightly so.
    beowulfschmidt
  • Reply 10 of 10
    elijahg said:
    Not really sure the Chinese government needs any money to help with the virus. The Chinese government should be compensating other countries for the disaster they have caused. At least some countries are rethinking their ties with China, rightly so.
    No doubt.  They have plenty of money since past corrupt/stupid U.S. Administrations have been so soft on China.  Finally we have one that's willing to stand up for itself.  Remember who owes who over a trillion dollars.  China should forgive the debt to make up for what they did.  Companies like Apple should be ashamed of themselves for supporting our arch enemy which is infinitely more of a threat than the Soviet Union ever was.
    edited April 2020 elijahg
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