On February 14th, the employees of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China donated RMB61 million to Hubei Charity Federation for the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in Wuhan City and other regions of Hubei Province. Previously, the bank had already donated RMB30 million to Hubei. Charity funds and medical materials were also delivered by the institutions under the group to the coronavirus-hit province via various channels.
When disaster struck, help came from all sides. ICBC employees working at home and abroad, on the job or retired, actively responding to the initiative for donation, tried to make their own contributions to the front line of the battle against COVID-19 by donating money through mobile banking, Internet banking, QR code payment, as well as other ways as they might deem fit.
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, ICBC, resolutely implementing decisions and deployment made by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, have been taking targeted measures, including opening up green channel for financial services, to bring the role of finance in supporting the epidemic prevention and control, and the real economy into full play. On the one hand, it mobilized its institutions at home and abroad to purchase medical materials worldwide, curbing the spread of the epidemic. On the other hand, it made unremitting efforts to help enterprises on prevention and control of COVID-19 and work resumption by means of integrated financing, such as lending, bond-underwriting, equity financing, leasing, wealth management and so on.