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Apple Donates $1 Million to Help China's Flood Relief Efforts

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Apple has donated $1 million to organized efforts in China working to battle the country's worst flooding in years (via USA Today).

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), a non-governmental body, said on Monday that it has received 7 million yuan ($1 million) from Apple, the first U.S. company to donate to the CFPA in this year's flood. The group said on its website that it will work closely with Apple to make sure the money is best applied.


"Our thoughts are with all those devastated by the flooding along the Yangtze River," Apple's CEO Tim Cook wrote on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter.

According to China's Ministry of Civil Affairs, torrential rains have affected 31 million people in over 500 towns across the region. Due to the impact of the floods, which have continued since late June, approximately 1 million people remain in need of emergency assistance.

This isn't the first time Apple has donated to relief efforts in China. In 2014, Apple donated $1.6 million to help relief efforts responding to a major earthquake in the country's Yunnan Province that killed over 600 people and caused widespread damage. Apple made a similar but larger donation in support of relief efforts following another earthquake in China in 2013.

The company has committed to charity support on a number of other occasions, including facilitating donations from iTunes Store users following the 2015 refugee and migration crisis across the Mediterranean Sea and Europe, as well as after large wildfires in Alberta, Canada earlier this year, Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Article Link: Apple Donates $1 Million to Help China's Flood Relief Efforts
 
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One million to the kids as a good will act , one billion to didi as a good will act ....

Keep em sweet Apple.... Keep em sweet... They have over take Europe as the second biggest market and will go past US in time. Maybe move the HQ to Beijing ....
 
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Keane16

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1 million? That's all from the worlds most valuable company? I mean its great but if Apple is really trying then go hard.

$1million can do much more in China than in the US. But yes I agree, they should have given a bit more.

China doesn't need U.S. donations

One million to the kids as a good will act , one billion to didi as a good will act ....

Keep em sweet Apple.... Keep em sweet... They have over take Europe as the second biggest market and will go past US in time. Maybe move the HQ to Beijing ....

"Chinese officials denies rumor. Meanwhile the so donated $1M is no where to be found" :p

You have homeless people in the U.S! Some will never learn. china has a trillion dollar fakes industry and the cheat on trade deals as the west lets them.

i don't think they are trying to 'impress' that market at the moment...

Stay positive MacRumors. Damn. Just when I think you'll no longer surprise me with the negativity, it slides even further.

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Good work Apple. Hope they continue with these efforts and even increase them for future disasters.
 
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Almost as ridiculous as us British foreign aid donating money to nations like India yet they run a space program and own nuclear weapons.

They still get £150.4m per year, but hey....I guess in some minds sending a rocket into space is more important than starving humans living in squalid, revolting conditions.
 
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Keane16

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Almost as ridiculous as us British foreign aid donating money to nations like India yet they run a space program and own nuclear weapons.

They still get £150.4m per year, but hey....I guess in some minds sending a rocket into space is more important than starving humans living in squalid, revolting conditions.

I thought they stopped giving to India:

"For many years India was the biggest recipient of British overseas aid. Not any more. Britain will be ending bilateral aid to India by the end of this year [2015]."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34398449
 
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That will buy a lot of dog burgers.
Let them eat cake in Western Virginia.
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To all of those offended by this post...good.
 
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Elian_Gonzalez

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Ahh, the standard parade of mealy-mouthed hypocrites who like to pretend they have some superior moral compass with their petty game of "whataboutery."

If you cared so much about West Virginia floods or children in poverty, you'd be working to help out, not complaining in the usual fey, techie boy manner, about a company donating X to Country Y and pretending you're *so* much better.

Typical.
 
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It's becoming increasingly clear, Apple is not an American company... Really wish companies stopped investing into China. I know it sounds inflamatory, but China isnt on our side guys! They're oppresive communists...

What do you mean not on "our side"? And what is all this "American Company" thinking? All big brand companies are "World companies". This is the global world and time we are all living now. Stop thinking small or in countries and nations.
 
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Steve Jobs would never do this. :p
Lol, good one! He cut Apple out of charitable giving altogether. I wonder if he regretted that and told Tim to take Apple in this direction.

To some others on this thread: the cynicism isn't directed at Apple for being generous. Giving to those in need is good and I'm sure the flood victims appreciate any help they can get from anyone willing to help.

The cynicism is due to the sneaking suspicion the giving is self-serving. Tim has been working overtime kissing tail in China lately to gain access to their lucrative but heavily protected market. There was amazing flooding and loss and devastation in West Virginia recently. It's only natural to note that we've not heard of Apple donating to help fellow Americans when companies like Rite Aid have.
 
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EmpireITtech

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It's a nice gesture, and they are of course loving/needing that Chinese market...they need to get into India more, soooooooo many people there, and I'd say most don't have iPhone
 
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Sigh, he donated this because Apple is trying to get a foothold in China and so appears empathetic to China. Not saying that Tim Cook is uncaring in any way, but this donation stinks too much of trying to buy Apple's position in the country.
 
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