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Apple has more than doubled its donation to China's virus recovery efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Chinese social networking site Weibo today (via Reuters).

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Apple has now donated more than 50 million yuan ($7 million) to the country, which will be used to support long-term public health recovery efforts.
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. In addition to the 20 million yuan contribution we made with CFPA to support Lei Shen Shan and five other hospitals in the Hubei area, we are supporting longer-term public health recovery efforts. Our total commitment to CFPA is now above 50 million yuan. Around the world, the essential, collaborative response fighting the virus continues, and we are especially grateful to all the medical responders in China, and around the world, who are inspiring us all with their selflessness and courage.
Apple's stores in China were closed for much of February, but have since reopened. The 42 stores in China are the only Apple Stores in the world that are open right now, as Apple has closed every other retail location in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Some of the stores are expected to start reopening in April, but on a staggered basis and in areas less impacted by the coronavirus.

Apple has also made extensive donations in the United States and Europe. Last week, Cook announced that Apple has been able to source and donate more than 10 million N95 masks for healthcare workers in the U.S.

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Article Link: Apple's Pandemic Recovery Donation to China More Than Doubles to $7 Million
 
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Breaking Good

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I'm just curious but what has Apple donated to the United States recovery effort?

Quite a bit, actually. There was an article several days ago about Apple donating masks to healthcare workers here in the U.S. I believe they were masks that were purchased due to forest fires in California.

With that said, I would like to understand why China needs anything since according to all official reports they have beaten the virus and there are no new infections or deaths due to it.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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Quite a bit, actually. There was an article several days ago about Apple donating masks to healthcare workers here in the U.S. I believe they were masks that were purchased due to forest fires in California.

With that said, I would like to understand why China needs anything since according to all official reports they have beaten the virus and there are no new infections or deaths due to it.

Well I think the answer to your second question lies in the iPhone coming out in Sept.
 

Techwatcher

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What an odd situation. God bless to all of the citizens of China and hardworking Foxconn employees as I know this isn’t on them. But this pandering to their corrupt government is absurd. This money clearly isn’t going to help the citizens and employees there.
 

Justanotherfanboy

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Lol, DAMN the xenophobia is strong in here today!!!

Sooooo... to those (apparently most?) that didn’t bother reading the article before proceeding to howl how “Tim is lining politicians pockets & not helping anyone... & besides why would he want to help innocent people that are poorly governed?”- Tim’s post transparently states the exact amount given, names China Foundation for Poverty Elimination as the recipient, and further names a handful of hospitals earmarked to receive funds.
I would imagine it would be difficult for anyone to now divert/steal that money & for those hospitals to suddenly not get funds, after such a public announcement.
Is any “help” organization completely free of corruption? Of course not... however, I would feel buffoonish trying to claim that this donation did nothing for any Chinese citizens whatsoever, & also may likely be a ploy to curry favor with a cabal of corrupt politicians over there that are busy divvying up aide checks to their personal bank accounts.
 

Freeangel1

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I am happy they are helping china. But people still should know the truth that china has lied and covered up the extent of this virus. As a person who buys and sells real estate I do not do business with liars or people that lose my TRUST.







This is our predicted Damage from China's concealed Virus problem.

 
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