Apple Offers China Financial Assistance After Earthquake

Following Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Ya’an, China, Apple has issued a statement pledging support to the Chinese people during their recovery:

At this difficult time, our hearts are with the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. Aside from the cash donation to help the affected people to tide over their difficulties, we are committed to providing new Apple devices to schools in the disaster area, and Apple employees in the locality are on stand-by at any time to help.

Apple will provide $8 million in recovery efforts.

Tragically, the 7.0. earthquake has killed close to 200 people as of this writing, but thousands of additional Chinese citizens are injured or missing.

In addition to Apple, other tech giants – including Samsung – have promised to support the Chinese through their recovery process.

“Samsung China is always with the Chinese people through thick and thin, to tide over the difficulties,” says Samsung China president Zhang Yuanji.