American Companies Battle Poverty in Rural Guangdong Donated Goods Worth RMB747,280 Delivered

Monday, 3 December 2012 - 6:10am IST | Agency: PR Newswire
American Companies Battle Poverty in Rural Guangdong Donated Goods Worth RMB747,280 Delivered

GUANGZHOU, China, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guangzhou-based American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) today brought a group of more than 100 executives from multinational corporations to Zhang Dong Keng Village to deliver material support to the impoverished villagers.

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Under the administration of Zengcheng city, Zhang Dong Keng village has a population of 2,360 individuals, approximately 10 percent of whom are “poverty-stricken” by official measurements. AmCham South China’s collection efforts have resulted in materiel worth over RMB747,280, including clothing, bedding, hygiene products, educational materials and toys.

AmCham South China’s mission to the village was augmented by a team of medical professionals from the Guangzhou Women and Children’s Hospital, who offered on-site medical checkups and consultations to the villagers, free of charge. Doctors determined it would require RMB30,000 in life-saving surgery to fully treat each congenital heart disease--the entirety of which has been covered by AmCham South China, chamber member Mead Johnson Nutrition and the Guangzhou Women and Children’s Hospital. Also, to achieve sustainable development, potential investors and experts were invited to join the delegation for investment inspection during the visit to the village.

As part of its overall charity activities this year, AmCham South China also coordinated the donation of more than RMB600,000 in cash to the Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation—RMB500,000 of which was donated by chamber member Mead Johnson Nutrition alone; these funds will be used to finance medical procedures correcting life-threatening illnesses among orphans in Guangzhou proper.

This is the second consecutive year that AmCham South China has collected donations on behalf of an impoverished village in the relatively affluent Guangdong province; last year’s effort channeled donations valued at RMB630,220 to the village of Meitang.

About The American Chamber of Commerce in South China

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating bilateral trade between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Certified in 1995 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C., AmCham South China represents more than 2,000 corporate and individual members, is governed by a fully-independent Board of Governors elected from its membership, and provides dynamic, on-the-ground support for American and International companies doing business in South China. In 2011, AmCham South China hosted nearly 10,000 business executives and government leaders from around the world at its briefings, seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings. The American Chamber of Commerce in South China is a fully-independent organization accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. All AmChams in China are independently governed and represent member companies in their respective regions.

The mission of the American Chamber of Commerce in South China is to promote the development of trade, commerce and investment between the United States and the People’s Republic of China with a special focus on South China; to provide a forum in which member businesses can identify their common interests and discuss solutions for common problems; to work with and advocate member interests with relevant organizations in South China, elsewhere in China and the United States, and to set the standards for corporate social responsibility for the community that the Chamber serves.

About Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Mead Johnson Nutrition China Ltd.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company was founded in 1905 by Edward Mead Johnson. Its global Headquarters are located in Glenview, Illinois, and the Global Research and Development Center and Global Operations Center are located in Evansville, Indiana, in the United States. Mead Johnson has a proud history of over 100 years and is a global leader in infant and children’s nutrition. We have been committed from our very beginning to become the world’s leading pediatric nutrition company by nourishing the world’s children for their best start in life.

Mead Johnson Nutrition China was founded in 1993. Our manufacturing facility is located at Dong Ji Xia Yuan Road of Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, and covers an area of 60,000 square meters and boasts one of the world’s most advanced production facilities. Currently, our sales network is established in 29 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities nationwide.

With deep roots in China for 19 years, Mead Johnson is committed to deliver professionalism, care and support to Chinese consumers in need, provide high quality nutritional products for pregnant women, infants and children, and introduce advanced knowledge through various customer activities to enhance Chinese young parents’ awareness of early childhood education.

About Guangzhou Jing Xing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1995, Guangzhou Jing Xing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd, developed from Guangzhou Qiao Run Corporate Co., Ltd which specialized in trade, has cultivated abundant operation and management strength with 10-year’s trading experience. In the 1990s, Jing Xing entered the real estate industry.

Jing Xingers are obedient to the corporate core value of "integrity, efficiency, originality and keep learning," with the developmental strategies of constructing luxury mansions and developing luxury brands, the company is bound to a different development track by Jing Xingers’ broad mind, wise insight, accurate judgment and flexible solutions.

The construction of Lingnan Club and Victory Garden brought good reputation to Jing Xing in a short time. At this moment, with the blueprints of large-scaled shopping mall and five-star hotel, the ongoing construction of Regal View Garden is the large-scaled general business project of Jing Xing. In addition, Oi Kwan Hui Bay, the new landmark of Guangzhou, is another masterpiece of Jing Xing.

Jing Xing Real Estate is advancing bravely towards the great goal of "century-old shop" and "billions of assets."

Jing Xing Real Estate is constructing the beauty of the city.

About Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center

Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Center has three hospital sites including the Zhujiang New Town Center, Remin Zhong Road Children’s Hospital, Renmin Zhong Road Women and Children’s Hospital, where Guangzhou Institute of pediatrics and Guangzhou Institute of Eugenics and Perinatology are established. Undertaking the clinical, maternal and child hygiene instruction, training and promotion tasks, it functions as Guangzhou children’s treatment center for severe diseases, Guangzhou neonatal diseases screening center, Guangzhou maternal and children’s health care training and promoting center, and Guangzhou’s umbilical cord blood bank.

The goal is to base in Guangzhou, service South China and gear to the world. Our mission is to bring about health, keep medical ethics and virtues and benefit women and children. Our motto is righteousness, professionalism, wholeheartedness and diligence.

About the Guangzhou People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (GZPAFFC)

The GZPAFFC is a division of the Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office, which is overseen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Association’s primary duties include the implementation of national foreign affairs-related guidelines and policies, liaising with international non-governmental and economic organizations on behalf of the municipal government, the reception of visiting personnel and delegations from the same, the organization of outbound goodwill delegations, and "[the execution of] other tasks as instructed by the CPC Guangzhou Committee and Guangzhou Municipal Government." More information about the Association can be found on the Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office website (www.gzwaishi.gov.cn/Item/3993.aspx).

About Zhang Dong Keng Village

Zhang Dong Keng Village locates in the northern mountainous area of Paitan Town, Zengcheng City, It is surrounded by beautiful mountains and clean rivers and enjoys picturesque landscape and pleasant environment. In total, the village covers 1407 mu of paddy fields, 13,000 mu of mountain (of which, 6000 mu are planted with lychee and persimmon). Under the village there are 10 cooperatives of 433 households with a population of 2360, among which, 43 households with the population of 118 are poverty-stricken. In 2010, the collective income of the village committee amounted at RMB 11,500. Zhang Dong Keng village enjoys a long history of lychee planting. The unique geographical environment and agreeable climate contribute to the excellent quality of lychee fruit. (mu, Chinese unit of area, equals to 1/15 of a hectare, around 667 sqm).

About Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation

Guangzhou Youth Development Foundation (GZYDF), a non-governmental and non-profit organization, was founded in Guangzhou in 1994.

The non-profit or “third” sector in China developed during a period of reform and opening-up. An open, dynamic market economy was gradually replacing a closed, centrally-planned economy, resulting in widespread social change and breakdowns in the welfare system. No longer able to rely on the government to ensure job security and social benefits, people became increasingly self-sufficient and more independent. The rejuvenation in Chinese society created an unprecedented friendly environment for the development of China’s previously insignificant non-profit sector. As one of the earliest non-profit organizations to be established, the GZYDF has seen remarkable success.

SOURCE AmCham South China




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