Last week, McDonald's initially pledged $145,000 after the quake. Samsung said it was giving $4.3 million in cash, plus 5,000 emergency aid kits and 15,000 blankets. Coca-Cola gave 10,000 cases of bottled water and promised another $720,000 in cash and supplies. Carrefour pledged $150,000 and sent truckloads of food, water and tents to the disaster area.
Chinese nationalists often have conflicted feelings toward foreign companies, which have helped to fuel the country’s economic boom but are seen as rivals to local companies.
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