ChinaBuild Pledges Financial Donation to Wuhan Frontline Medical Workers
In response to the outbreak of the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19), Diversified Communications Australia, organisers of ChinaBuild, have sent humanitarian aid to support China’s urgent call for medical resources and supplies.
On March 5, ChinaBuild announced a financial donation through the China Red Cross Foundation in Beijing which will go directly to frontline medical workers amid efforts to treat critically ill patients at some of the epicentre’s designated medical institutions.
As the only China product sourcing event for building and construction in Australia, ChinaBuild provides a dedicated platform for Chinese companies to enter the Australian market, connect and do business with local industry buyers.
ChinaBuild Event Director, James Laing, echoes the sentiments of the Victorian State Government and the Australia China Business Council saying, “We feel it’s important to show solidarity with our friends in China during this challenging time. We stand by our exhibitors and partners in China and will continue to work with them to strengthen our trade relations and business relationships as ultimately we are stronger together”.
In light of the deepening economic and trade cooperation between China and Australia, ChinaBuild organiser made the decision to postpone the event, and two co-located events, which was due to launch in April until October this year. “The current travel restrictions have had a detrimental impact on our Chinese exhibitors and partners but by postponing the event to October, it maximises their participation and the commercial opportunities open to them from the Australian market, and we’re pleased to be able to facilitate this trade”, says Laing.
The designated hospitals that undertake the frontline prevention and containment of new coronavirus infections can apply to the China Red Cross Foundation for this fund. Each qualified medical worker will receive a fund of 3,000RMB.