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Chinese communities in New Zealand donate for Henan flood-affectees


Auckland, 1 August 2021 (TDI)

The Chinese communities in New Zealand’s Auckland have united in a rally to donate for flood-affected regions in the Henan Province of China and in less than a week and have donated about $278,573 including both cash and daily necessities.

Alex Zhang, the executive vice president of Canton Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, is pleased that the Chinese businesses have initiated the donation and stated that one of their chamber members, the Magic Lamp, a cross-border business has offered its proposal to donate for the flooding affected Henan province. He also added that the overseas Chinese, are standing together with their families and friends in Henan. “We care for them, and we share the responsibility to help”, said Zhang

The daily necessities donated include 100,000 bottles of hand sanitizers, 100,000 boxes of milk, and 1,000 jars of peanut butter that were delivered to Anyang in Henan with the help and networks of the Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation of China.

The Onehunga Chinese Association based in Central Auckland raised about $4,950 in just two days. The president of the association, Hao Lianqin said most of their members are elderly people who live on a pension. The amount they donated may not be much, but they were donating from their life savings.

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