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Canton Fair’s overseas exhibitors support China’s fight against COVID-19

2020-March-13       Source: Newsgd.com

In the fight against COVID-19, the overseas exhibitors and partners of Canton Fair have shown their overwhelming support for China.

In the fight against COVID-19, the overseas exhibitors and partners of Canton Fair have shown their overwhelming support for China.

Honeywell

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Honeywell has donated more than 500,000 KN95 masks and over 3,000 air purifiers to the city of Wuhan. It also donated a batch of equipment worth of 2 million dollars to Xi’an’s Public Health Center, including automated fire alarms, broadcasting systems and CCTV. The company got back to work as fast as possible to produce on-board pressure sensors, which are the key parts of the respirators that are in urgent need right now. Honeywell is a sensor and switch manufacturer and has participated in the Canton Fair over ten times.

Top Glove

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World leading glove manufacturer Top Glove was the first enterprise in Malaysia to donate supplies to Hubei. The company, together with its peers, donated 2.3 million medical gloves.

Caterpillar

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Lei Shing Hong Machinery, one of the four agents of Caterpillar in China, received an order from the Third Bureau of China Construction Company to provide four diesel generators for the construction of the Leishenshan Hospital in early February. The company successfully completed the order in a mere 24 hours. The Caterpillar foundation also donated 250,000 dollars to the China Women's Development Foundation on January 31st for the purchase of medical supplies for five virus-hit cities in Hubei.

Duerrenmatt-folk

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Mr. Wei Jinghong, founder of the famous food enterprise Duerrenmatt-folk from Australia, purchased masks and protective suits soon after the outbreak hit. Wei managed to send these supplies back to China by air through his partnership with Xiamen Airlines. Duerrenmatt-folk has taken part in the Canton Fair for many years now.

Australia Guangyuan

Liu Keguang, a Chinese entrepreneur from the Australia Guangyuan, donated protective suits through the Melbourne alumni association of Shandong University. Along with masks, respirators, oxygenerators and more donated by other overseas Chinese in Australia, 100 tons of supplies were delivered to Wuhan on a chartered flight from Sydney.

Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC)

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The MCCC is one of the overseas cooperative partners of the Canton Fair. According to Datuk Tan Yew Sing, President of the MCCC, members of the chamber have been paying close attention to the epidemic and donated over 220,000 medical gloves as well as other essential supplies.

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)

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KOTRA is a non-profit trade promotion agency which has worked closely with the Canton Fair for many years. KOTRA, the Consulate General of South Korea in Wuhan and the South Korean enterprise WIITECH jointly donated 80,000 masks to Wuhan on January 29th.

Authors: Monica Liu, Zoey Huang (intern)

Editor: Simon Haywood

Editor: Monica Liu

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