DANWEI - Companies moved quickly to publicize their donations to the relief effort for the April 20 earthquake in Ya'an, Sichuan province. Countering the bad press it received in China recently, Apple donated 50 million yuan, but it was topped by Samsung who donated 60 million yuan. Less visible in the aftermath of this year's earthquake was the opprobrium seen in the wake of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, when a spurious list of the top ten "international iron roosters" accused global brands like Samsung, Nokia and Coca-Cola of donating nothing to the earthquake relief effort despite reaping in millions in profits in China. This time round, companies have been swift and public about their donations.
13 Jun 2013