The American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) lauds China’s Consul General Huang for facilitating the donation to of 1,000 ventilators and other critical medical equipment needed in facing the coronavirus pandemic. Ambassador Huang, with whom the American Jewish Congress has closely worked with, is a strong advocate for renewed engagement between the United States and China. His work and contribution was essential in facilitating this donation from the Joseph and Clara Tsai Foundation and the Jack Ma Foundation.

The shipment, as announced by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, arrived at JFK airport on Saturday and included 1,000 ventilators, over 2.5 million masks and more than 100,000 pairs of goggles given to New York, the hardest hit state in the country.

Jack Rosen, President of the American Jewish Congress stated: “In this interconnected and interdependent world of ours we need to continue building bridges of communication. I have had the pleasure and opportunity to discuss at length and work closely with Ambassador Huang and I know how committed he is.

New Yorkers are all grateful to Ambassador Huang for his amazing work in facilitating this donation that directly contributes to the treatment of the most vulnerable patients as well as to the safety of the heroic medical staff that is fighting this battle on the front line. As Governor Cuomo explained, this is a big deal and it will make a significant difference in helping the most underserved institutions during this period of crisis.”

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