With China’s recent 7.0 Richter scale earthquake hit the country, with estimating over 200 people dead or missing, 11,800 injured and upwards of 100,000 homeless, Sina Tech reports that Samsung and Apple are among those who had provided over RMB 200 million ($32 million) total in donation to the country.
Among all the donors, Samsung donated RMB 60 million (around $9.7 million), while Apple pledged RMB 50 million (around $8 million), although other donors include Foxconn, who had donated RMB 50 million (around $8 million) in support.
Samsung’s China President Zhang Yuanji via its Sina Weibo account in a message said “Samsung China is always with the Chinese people through thick and thin, to tide over the difficulties,” while Apple through its Chinese website said,
In this difficult time, our hearts are with the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. In addition to cash donations to help the affected people during their difficulties, we are also committing to provide Apple computer equipment to a number of schools in disaster areas. Local Apple employees will be available to provide assistance as needed.