Taiwanese celebrities and businesses have made donations and offered condolences to the sufferers of a powerful earthquake that struck China's southwestern Sichuan Province killing at least 160 people and wounding 6,700.
Instantly after the quake Saturday, Taiwanese vocalist Jay Chou revealed that he would contribute 1 million yuan to the victims in Lushan.
Taiwanese actor Peter Ho and singer Annie Yi, who both work in China, likewise pledged 300,000 yuan and 500,000 yuan, respectively, to the Chinese province.
Taiwanese actors Nicky Wu, Wilson Chen, Barbie Hsu and Dee Hsu also offered their condolences to victims of the Sichuan quake.
Taiwanese businesses donating millions of dollars and appointing its staff to assist in the disaster relief efforts.
Association of Taiwan Financial investment Enterprises on the Mainland, have donated a total of more than US$ 11.73 million to the disaster relief efforts in Lushan in Ya'an City, Sichuan.
Hon Hai, which goes by the trade name of Foxconn in China, late Saturday extended condolences to the sufferers and stated it has actually donated 50 million US$ 8 million to the Sichuan Province government and will assign its staff to assist in the disaster relief efforts in the afflicted locations.
At the same time, Chairman and CEO of Want Want Tsai Eng-meng personally contributed US$ 2.57 million to the relief efforts, while his team contributed 5 million yuan to Sichuan Province.