Sunday, May 31, 2020

JD Health Joins Subsidies Project for Impoverished Households

JD Health Joins Subsidies Project for Impoverished Households

JD Health together with the online platform of Social Participation in Poverty Alleviation and Development of China and 11 pharmaceutical companies, launched the "Healthy China, Medical Subsidy Project" on May 9th.

JD Health Joins Subsidies Project for Impoverished Households.

Targeted at government-designated poor households across the country, the project has provided by far the largest amount of subsidies and broadest coverage of any subsidy project for poor households in China. The project is expected to cover more than 30 million people in the next three to five years, with the goal of substantially reducing the burden of medical expenses and on illness-driven poverty (or return to poverty).

Under the plan, qualifying participants will each receive RMB 1000 to purchase drugs from a collated list. At present, the list already includes more than 350 drugs covering more than 100 diseases, including cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, cough and cold, and gastrointestinal diseases.

It will rapidly be expanded to include new special drugs and rare disease drugs. Signing up for the program is simple. After confirming personal identification, participants can enjoy the subsidy either online, through JD Health’s JD Pharmacy or offline at a designated pharmacy pre-screened by JD Health. In principle, there will be at least one designated drugstore in each town or village. The subsidy can be directly deducted when purchasing drugs in the catalog through the designated channels, and participants can enjoy subsidies covering up to 68% of the market price of each drug.

Lijun Xin, CEO of JD Health said, “Through this joint effort with the online platform of Social Participation in Poverty Alleviation and Development of China, JD Health has the ability, responsibility, and confidence to collaborate with partners across the health industry supply chain to enable poverty-stricken individuals to reduce their expenditure on medical treatment and medicine purchase as much as possible as well as have the access to more high-quality medicines and services.”

Since signing the cooperation agreement on e-commerce precision poverty alleviation strategy with the Poverty Alleviation Office of the State Council in January 2016, has maximized its advantages in the fields of supply chain, logistics, finance, technology and services to sell more than 3 million different kinds of commodities from poor areas across the country online, sales of which reached more than RMB 75 billion and enabled 900,000 government-designated poor households to increase their incomes accordingly.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Qatar Airways Announces Phased Rebuilding of Network

Qatar Airways Announces Phased Rebuilding of Network to an Initial 52 Destinations by End of May and 80 in June

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the airline will begin a phased approach to expanding its network in line with passenger demand evolution and the expected relaxation of entry restrictions around the world.

Qatar Airways

Having maintained flights to at least 30 destinations where possible during this crisis and to most continents, helping to take over 1 million people home, the airline has been in a unique position to closely monitor global passenger flows and booking trends to confidently begin planning the gradual reintroduction of additional flights and destinations to its network. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Throughout this crisis our passengers have been at the centre of our focus. Our airline has implemented industry-leading hygiene practices and commercial policies enabling our passengers to book and travel with confidence.

We have maintained a flexible and agile network to help take over 1 million people home through our state of the art hub in Doha and to transport more than 100,000 tonnes of essential medical and aid supplies to where they are needed. “As we follow the indicators of the global travel market on a daily basis, we continue to focus on our mission - how we can enable mobility for our customers and provide them with seamless connectivity to their final destination. We have built a strong level of trust with passengers, governments, trade and airports as a reliable partner during this crisis and we intend to continue delivering on this mission as we gradually expand our network.”

While the situation remains hugely dynamic, Qatar Airways has made a number of assumptions based on its unique perspective, having been one of the only carriers to operate globally in recent months. With entry restrictions constantly evolving, accurately predicting future travel is challenging. However, while the expectation is that short-haul travel will rebound first, business between large global cities will pick up more gradually and there will be a move towards visiting family and friends following months of lockdowns.

Qatar Airways will take full advantage of its diverse and efficient fleet with the right aircraft size to ensure the best fit for expected demand on each planned route. By the end of June, the aim is to have 80 destinations in the schedule including 23 in Europe, four in the Americas, 20 in Middle East/Africa and 33 in Asia-Pacific. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies. The gradual expansion will focus initially on strengthening connections between the airline’s hub in Doha with the global hubs of its partner airlines around the world including London, Chicago, Dallas and Hong Kong along with reopening many major business and leisure destinations such as Madrid and Mumbai.

Currently, the airline continues to operate flights to more than 30 destinations around the world. By the end of May, the airline plans to grow its network back to over 50 destinations* resuming services to cities such as Manila, Amman, and Nairobi. A further number of destinations* are planned to be added by the end of June. For the latest information on where we are flying, please visit our COVID-19 travel alert. A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite.

It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted ‘Skytrax Airline of the Year’ title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times. Qatar Airways maintains the highest possible hygiene standards, which include the regular disinfection of aircraft, the use of cleaning products recommended by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and thermal screening of crew. In addition, Qatar Airways’ aircraft feature the most advanced air filtration systems, equipped with industrial-size HEPA filters that remove 99.97% of viral and bacterial contaminants from re-circulated air, providing the most effective protection against infection. All the airline’s onboard linen and blankets are washed, dried and pressed at microbial lethal temperatures, while its headsets are removed of ear foams and rigorously sanitized after each flight.

These items are then sealed into individual packaging by staff wearing hygienic disposable gloves. Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) was the first organisation in the world last year to achieve ISO22000:2018 certification from Bureau Veritas with UKAS accreditation, confirming its Food Safety Management System meets the highest standards. All meal service utensils and cutlery are washed with detergents and rinsed with demineralized freshwater at temperatures that kill pathogenic bacteria. All sanitized equipment is handled by staff wearing hygienic disposable gloves, while cutlery is individually re-packed.

 Qatar Airways destinations operating by end of June* Africa Addis Ababa (ADD), Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO), Tunis (TUN) Americas Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Sao Paulo (GRU), Montreal (YUL) Asia-Pacific Guangzhou (CAN), Hong Kong (HKG), Seoul (ICN), Tokyo (NRT), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (PVG), Bangkok (BKK), Jakarta (CGK), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Manila (MNL), Singapore (SIN), Ahmedabad (AMD), Amritsar (ATQ), Bangalore (BLR), Mumbai (BOM), Calicut (CCJ), Kolkata (CCU), Colombo (CMB), Kochi (COK), Dhaka (DAC), New Delhi (DEL), Goa (GOI), Hyderabad (HYD), Kathmandu (KTM), Chennai (MAA), Male (MLE), Trivandrum (TRV), Islamabad (ISB), Karachi (KHI), Lahore (LHE), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER), Sydney (SYD) Europe Athens (ATH), Budapest (BUD), Moscow (DME), Istanbul (IST), Amsterdam (AMS), Stockholm (ARN), Barcelona (BCN), Brussels (BRU), Paris (CDG), Copenhagen (CPH), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Rome (FCO), Frankfurt (FRA), London (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Manchester (MAN), Munich (MUC), Milan (MXP), Oslo (OSL), Berlin (TXL), Vienna (VIE), Zurich (ZRH) Middle East Amman (AMM), Beirut (BEY), Baghdad (BGW), Basra (BSR), Erbil (EBL), Teheran (IKA), Sulaymaniyah (ISU), Kuwait (KWI), Muscat (MCT), Mashad (MHD), Najaf (NJF), Sohar (OHS), Salalah (SLL), Shiraz (SYZ).


Sunday, May 17, 2020

JD Donates Medical Supplies to Uzbekistan

JD Donates Medical Supplies to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is donating 150,000 COVID-19 test kits, 5,000 sets of medical protective clothing, 5,000 pairs of goggles and 20 ventilators to Uzbekistan to assist in the country's fight against the epidemic.

The medical supplies will be sent to the Agency for Sanitary and Epidemiological Well-being under the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan with the assistance of the China Charity Federation.

JD has relocated more than 1.5 billion RMB in the donation of protective and medical relief supplies both in China and overseas.

The company has supplied local consumers in Indonesia with 10 million masks for sale without raising prices at a time when the price of medical supplies soared in the country, and the price of face masks alone rose to 10 times the original price.

In addition, JD’s Customer Service team has helped consumers from 49 countries and regions, including Russia and Italy, purchase supplies such as alcohol wipes and thermometers on JD.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Chairman Richard Liu and Donate to Switzerland

Chairman Richard Liu and Donate to Switzerland during COVID-19

Chairman Richard Liu and Donate to Switzerland

On April 28, Richard Liu, Chairman and CEO announced to donate medical supplies to Switzerland, including 800,000 KN95 protective masks and 800,000 disposable medical masks, 800,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 pairs of goggles, and 10,000 protective gowns to support the fight against COVID-19. 

The first batch of the donation will soon be shipped from Shanghai to Switzerland. A spokesperson from the Swiss Embassy said: "We would like to thank Mr. Richard Liu and for their generous donation to the Swiss Red Cross. 

Switzerland, like many other countries, is at present engaged in fighting the virus. The Embassy is busy in supporting operations aiming at buying and bringing the necessary medical equipment to Switzerland. On top of that, we also channel spontaneous donations that come in from many sides and for which I express my gratitude."

Richard and have donated a massive quantity of medical supplies overseas to countries including the UK, Uzbekistan, and Chile

The donations leverage JD’s supply chain capabilities to source from domestic manufacturers in China, helping them to gradually resume normal operations. “We will pay close attention to the development of the pandemic, and continue to provide assistance around the world”, said a JD spokesperson. “As China is increasingly playing an important role in the global supply chain, JD will take full advantage of its strengths and work together with brands to do its utmost to support the global anti-virus efforts.” 

Nasdaq-listed e-commerce giant is the largest retailer in China, online or offline. Swiss products from world-renowned consumer products brands such as Nestlé as well as top luxury watch brands, such as Carl F. Bucherer and Chopard have been highly popular with Chinese consumers on JD. Several Swiss brands have made their e-commerce debut in China with JD. In addition, Nespresso uses JD Logistics, JD’s in-house logistics network, for its doorstep capsule recycling program in China.

Sunday, May 03, 2020 Promotes Sustainability Initiatives on Earth Day Promotes Sustainability Promotes Sustainability Initiatives on Earth Day Promotes Sustainability Initiatives on Earth Day joins partners on Earth Day today to promote a range of sustainability initiatives. JD customers who purchase Huawei P40 cellphones on April 21st and 22nd from JD’s Huawei first-party store would have a chance to receive a green recycling box for the product packaging. The customers may return the boxes to couriers who will then take them back for disinfection and reuse them through the supply chain. 

This is part of JD's sustainability program called the "Green Steam Initiative" in which JD partners with enterprises to build a more sustainable supply chain, ultimately making a positive impact on our planet. April 23rd is the 25th World Book and Copyright Day, when JD also partners with China Children and Teenagers' Fund, Stars Youth Development Center, and JD Digits, to launch a new round of children’s book donations. The program will cover 12 cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Customers can make appointments ahead of time with JD’s couriers to collect the books. 

All donations will be sent to libraries of rural primary schools. The box recycling program is an ongoing service for JD’s customers, and customers can send cardboard boxes to couriers while exchanging JD's Jingdou (京豆) loyalty points as a reward. Feng Gao, head of JD’s green stream initiative said, "As China’s largest retailer, feels a strong sense of responsibility to promote the development of a greener supply chain. We hope that more consumers will practice green consumption in their daily lives and we can all work together to build a better future."

Last month, JD partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for the third year to support Earth Hour, implementing a clothing donation drive across 94 cities nationwide.