Passengers arriving at Beijing Railway Station on Thursday after the Lunar New Year holiday wear masks. The coronavirus outbreak is developing into China’s biggest health scare since the Sars epidemic in 2003. Photo: AP

Wuhan coronavirus: tech firms including Alibaba, Tencent donate US$432 million to boost frontline efforts in Hubei province

  • Alibaba tops the list and has offered 1 billion yuan for purchase of medical materials
  • Donations, free services are positive publicity for these big companies, analyst says
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Passengers arriving at Beijing Railway Station on Thursday after the Lunar New Year holiday wear masks. The coronavirus outbreak is developing into China’s biggest health scare since the Sars epidemic in 2003. Photo: AP
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Enoch Yiu

Enoch Yiu

Enoch joined the Post as a business reporter in 1996. Before that, she worked at a Chinese daily newspaper for four years. She is author of two books: 'They Mean Business: 50 exclusive interviews with Hong Kong top executives' and 'Serving with Passion: stories of established catering brands in Hong Kong'.