AmCham South China Calling for More Donations to Ya'an - Member Donations So Far Has Exceeded 100 Million RMB

 AmCham South China Calling for More Donations to Ya'an - Member Donations So
                       Far Has Exceeded 100 Million RMB

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GUANGZHOU, China, April 24, 2013

GUANGZHOU, China, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AmCham Press Conference on
Ya'an Earthquake Relief Efforts Updates was held in The Garden Hotel,
Guangzhou this morning. AmCham President Harley Seyedin with board of
governors, representatives from Wrigley Confectionery (China) Limited, Nine
Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd., and BYD Company Limited attended the press
conference. Below is an opening letter by President Harley to the media.

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An Opening Letter to the Media

In the days following the tragic earthquake which struck southwestern Sichuan
this past Saturday, we have witnessed our chamber's members taking actions
above and beyond even our high expectations. These companies - American-owned
but many of which have operated in China for 20 or more - have moved swiftly
to donate funds and materiel to emergency response efforts.

As these efforts continue, we are pleased to report that AmCham South China
members have already donated more than RMB 100 million in cash and supplies.

We are confident that this number will continue to increase over the coming
days, and are currently planning an investment mission to explore rebuilding
opportunities in the most heavily-disrupted areas once emergency operations
have concluded.

Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy.

Harley Seyedin
President
The American Chamber of Commerce in South China

About The American Chamber of Commerce in South China

The American Chamber of Commerce in South China (AmCham South China) is a
non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating bilateral
trade between the United States and the People's Republic of China. Certified
in 1995 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C., AmCham South China
represents more than 2,000 corporate and individual members, is governed by a
fully-independent Board of Governors elected from its membership, and provides
dynamic, on-the-ground support for American and International companies doing
business in South China. In 2012, AmCham South China hosted nearly 10,000
business executives and government leaders from around the world at its
briefings, seminars, committee meetings and social gatherings. The American
Chamber of Commerce in South China is a fully-independent organization
accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. All AmChams in
China are independently governed and represent member companies in their
respective regions.

SOURCE The American Chamber of Commerce in South China

Contact: Yuki Lu, Media & Press Executive, Tel: 86-20-8335-1476 ext. 16 / +86
13650770861, Fax: 86-20-8332-1642, ylu@amcham-southchina.org