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​Making international donations, Chinese companies actively pursue coronavirus diplomacy

Published on: 02-May-2020

Lianhe Zaobao, page 2
 
In recent months, Chinese companies such as Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, ByteDance have been rolling out ‘coronavirus diplomacy’; telecommunications giant Huawei donated large amount of supplies to Canada and the US as both countries have strained relations with the company. NTU professor of economics, Tan Kong Yam said that coronavirus diplomacy is one of China government’s key strategy. He added that the Chinese government is aware of the impact and has been encouraging private companies to donate, giving support and facilitating such activities.

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