SHANGHAI, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China, held the 5th Donation Ceremony of "SMIC Liver Transplant Program" at Shanghai Renji Hospital. At the ceremony, SMIC announced a further donation of RMB 2.56 million in 2017. In the past five years, the charity program has raised more than RMB 15 million and more than 200 children were successfully treated with liver transplant.
Chairman of SMIC Dr. Zixue Zhou, Honorary Chairman of SMIC Mr. Wenyi Zhang, Vice Chairman of SMIC Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, CEO of SMIC Dr. Haijun Zhao, Deputy Chairman of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation Mr. Dunquan Jing, and President of Renji Hospital Dr. Weiping Li, Secretary of Communist Party Committee of Renji Hospital Ms. Lian Guo, attended the donation ceremony.
Since the start of the charity project "SMIC Liver Transplant Program" by SMIC in April 2013, this is the fifth time that SMIC has donated to China Soong Ching Ling Foundation for the purpose of funding the underprivileged children to receive liver transplant operations. So far, the total amount of donated by SMIC has reached RMB 11.1 million.
At the same time, the "SMIC Liver Transplant Program" has attracted more and more caring enterprises and individuals, making it a common mission for the IC industry. This year, the number of participants from the industry reached 111 with a total donation amount of RMB 2.2 million and the cumulative amount exceeding RMB 4.4 million.
Up to now "SMIC Liver Transplant Program" has successfully implemented liver transplants for more than 200 underprivileged children throughout the country, and the youngest one was only 6 months old.
The Chairman of SMIC, Dr. Zixue Zhou, said: "Thanks to the caring and the excellent skills of the medical staff from Renji Hospital, the generous help from China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, and the sincere love from all SMIC staff and partners, we are proud to see more than 200 children are recovered, and their families once again resound with laugher in the past five years. That's the meaning and value of our commitment 'Care for people, care for the environment, and care for the society'. In the future SMIC will continue to carry out this valuable charity program and undertake the responsibility and commitment as a corporate citizen. "
The Vice Chairman of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Dunquan Jing, said: "'The Belt and Road Initiative' connects people, 'SMIC Liver Transplant Program' converges benevolence. We are pleased to see the number of enterprise participants has doubled comparing to last year. With the steady development of China's economy and thanks to SMIC's inspiring call, we believe more enterprises will join us to fulfill their social responsibilities, promote the prosperity and development of China's public welfare work, and finally help more children to regain the right to live."
Secretary of Communist Party Committee of Renji Hospital, Ms. Lian Guo, said: "As the largest children's liver transplant center in China, Hepatic Surgery of Renji Hospital has achieved rapid development over the last ten years. The number of our pediatric liver transplant operations in the past 6 years has ranked first in China. Currently the center has finished 890 pediatric liver transplant operations, in which more than 70% patients are from underprivileged homes. Thanks to the great support from the caring organizations such as SMIC and China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, so many poor children have been successfully treated. Hereby I would like to express my sincere gratitude and highest respect to the foundations, enterprises and all individuals for your benevolence and support to social philanthropy. We hope more enterprises and individuals will join us to help the children with liver disease, and give them a light-hearted childhood."
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services on process nodes from 0.35 micron to 28 nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has an international manufacturing and service base. In China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm fab in Shanghai; a 300mm fab and a majority-owned 300mm fab for advanced nodes in Beijing; 200mm fabs in Tianjin and Shenzhen; and a majority-owned joint-venture 300mm bumping facility in Jiangyin; additionally, in Italy SMIC has a majority-owned 200mm fab. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong.
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