LIBERIA: Chinese Rubber Company Makes Donation To Ebola Fight

The ZiBo Hongye Shangqin Plastic and Rubber Co. also known as Hong Chin Plastic and Rubber Co., based in Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China, has made a donation of 50,000 pairs of disposable medical protection gloves to aid in the fight against Ebola virus.

The Company made the donation which is valued at about 230,000 RMB (approximate 38,000 United Stated Dollars) on Thursday, December 04, 2014, at the Liberian Embassy in Beijing.

The General Manager, Mr. James Ren, in his presentation thanked Liberian Ambassador D. Mckinley Thomas for his recent visit to the company’s headquarters in Shandong Province and stated that the decision by the Company to make the donation was in response to the Letter addressed to the World by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, which was shared with them by the Ambassador during his visit. Continuing, Mr. Ren stated: “HongChin Plastic and Rubber Company as a responsible and caring global corporate citizen which would like to demonstrate support for the new Ambassador and his country by helping to stop the Ebola disease from spreading further, and therefore we will in addition to donating these gloves also pay for their shipment to Liberia.”

The Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia to the People’s Republic of China H.E. Dudley McKinley Thomas, in receiving the donations expressed appreciation to the representatives of the company, Mr. James Ren, General Manager and Ms. Yanling Jia, Deputy General Manager, for the kind gesture. He noted that the company’s generosity and empathy with the Liberian people during this difficult period would long be remembered and appreciated by the President, the Government and all of the people of Liberia. The Ambassador further noted that the timely support being received from the Chinese Government and Chinese companies was indeed making a significant difference in helping to win the fight to eradicate the disease in Liberia and the other affected countries.

The HongChin Plastic Rubber Company is a Chinese Foreign Joint venture Company established in 2003, with 16 production lines and an annual production capacity of about 2 billion pieces of medical and protective PVC gloves, which are exported to many countries around the world, including England, Germany and the United States of America.

The Company has expressed a desire to set up a manufacturing plant in Liberia, to serve countries that make up the ECOWAS region in the very near future.

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