A shipment of ventilators, donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and Joe Tsai Foundation, arriving in New York. Photo: Handout A shipment of ventilators, donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and Joe Tsai Foundation, arriving in New York. Photo: Handout
A shipment of ventilators, donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and Joe Tsai Foundation, arriving in New York. Photo: Handout

Philanthropists step up citizens’ diplomacy with gifts even as US, Chinese diplomats play the blame game amid coronavirus pandemic

  • The philanthropic foundations of Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, two of China’s wealthiest technology entrepreneurs, have donated 2.3 million face masks, 2,000 ventilators and 170,000 pieces of protective gear to New York
  • The donation, the biggest by private citizens to the epicentre of the global coronavirus pandemic, was described by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as ‘really good news’

Topic |   Philanthropy
A shipment of ventilators, donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and Joe Tsai Foundation, arriving in New York. Photo: Handout A shipment of ventilators, donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and Joe Tsai Foundation, arriving in New York. Photo: Handout
A shipment of ventilators, donated by the Jack Ma Foundation and Joe Tsai Foundation, arriving in New York. Photo: Handout
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