- Apr 22, 2020
- Social Responsibility
Chairman Richard Liu and JD.com Donate to Chile during COVID-19
by Ling Cao
On April 22nd, Richard Liu, JD.com Chairman and CEO announced to donate medical supplies to Chile, including 800,000 disposable medical masks, 200,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 thermometers, 15,000 protective gowns, and 50 ventilators. This afternoon, ten JD trucks transported all medical supplies packed in 1,402 boxes to Embassy of Chile in Beijing.
Chile ambassador Luis Schmidt Montes (right) and Baozheng Long, vice president of JD.com (left) attend the handover ceremony
Chile ambassador Luis Schmidt Montes said, “Now we are facing the most serious public health crisis in recent years. We are grateful for Mr. Richard Liu and JD.com’s kind donation. Help from Chinese enterprises and people will speed up Chile’s epidemic control efforts.” In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in Chile, the Chilean embassy in Beijing has launched a campaign named “China aids Chile”.
Chile ambassador Luis Schmidt Montes gives a thumb-up to Chairman Liu and JD.com’s donation
Baozheng Long, JD.com vice president said, “Richard and JD.com are consistently focused on the COVID-19 development overseas. As a country that is home to many products popular among JD’s customers, we hope to bring faith and hope to Chile. We will continue our efforts in providing anti-virus support worldwide.”
JD transports supplies to Chile embassy
Cherries, prune, blueberries and wine from Chile are all popular on JD’s platform. In the first three quarters of 2019, transaction volume for imported products from Chile increased over 80% y-o-y.
As the coronavirus has been spreading around the world, JD has continued to donate supplies to help overseas partners in their anti-epidemic fights, including most recently supporting the UK and Uzbekistan.
To date, JD has allocated over RMB 1.5 billion yuan in the donation and transportation of medical and protective supplies.