Dell and its employees will donate up to RMB 2.1 million to aid relief efforts in the wake of the massive earthquake affecting China. "While our employees in Chengdu and Chongqing are safe and accounted for, thousands of families in the region have been impacted by these disasters, said Michael Dell, Dells chairman and CEO, who is visiting China this week on company business.

The companys contributions will come from Dell Inc., the Dell Foundation and Dell employees, whose funds will be matched by Dell through the companys Direct Giving program.

Dell has been doing business in China for ten years. The company employs more than 6,000 people across the country in several locations, including facilities in Chengdu and Chongqing, two manufacturing plants in Xiamen, an Enterprise Command Center in Xiamen, a global product-design/engineering center in Shanghai (one of Dells largest outside the U.S.), and an international service center in Dalian for customers in Japan and South Korea.