Recently the Asahi News reported the following:
A suitcase that was stuffed with banknotes was delivered to the Consulate General of Japan in Shanghai on the 24th. Senders were over 60 Chinese enterprise companies and Chinese employee volunteers. It was the third time that a suitcase had arrived since the East Japan great earthquake; inside in total was about 44,000 numbers of 100 yuan banknote. It was said that this was extended by words of mouth, and offers of support came one after another.
What was brought in on the 24th was a suitcase about 50 centimeters in height. One thousand numbers of 100 yuan banknote were bundled (about 13 centimeters in thickness), and those not in bundle were stuffed to the rucksack. The money was similar to that delivered on 17th and 18 two days, and up to the 24th this repeating delivery had reached 4.43 million yuan (about 55 million yen) in total. It was said that it would arrive again after next week.
At first, it was thought that the woman who had brought in it was a party connected to the major circulation company Nitori in Japan, because this company had been called the customer. However, the woman explained that "I am being entrusted, they want me to deliver it from Chinese enterprise customers to Japan, the money is just in my custody". Tong Zhongping the chairman of the Xi Tian International Trading (Shanghai) that called for the relief and condolence money said that "Japan first gave support to the large earthquake at Sichuan. This time it is our turn". Junior high school students in Shanghai also collected pocket money and anonymously sent 1388 yuan (about 17,000 yen) to the Consulate as relief and condolence money. The Shanghai Fu Xing High Technology Group also extended the circle of support on the 24th in sending five million yuan to the men who faced the risk to carry out works in the first nuclear power plant in Fukushima, and to their family.
It seems that in Shanghai some Chinese companies and their employees are voluntarily donating money to help Japan.