Lei Jun takes part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, hands the gauntlet to Chinese actors and tech bosses


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The Ice Bucket Challenge has spread the globe and firmly arrived in China, with Xiaomi co-founder and CEO, Lei Jun being one of the first to take it.

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a promotion designed to spread social media platforms and spread the awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) a neurodegenerative disease which affects nerve cells. Celebrities and tech leaders across the U.S have already helped to raise millions for ALS through viral “Ice Bucket” videos starring the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Xiaomi have now imported the challenge to China and the first to take the icy plunge was Xiaomi’s co-founder Lei Jun. As the rules require, Lei Jun has to pass the challenge on to other well-known persons in China. Jun’s choices are movie actor Andy Lau,  and Foxconn boss Terry Gou who must now complete the challenge in 24 hours.

Who would you like to see take the Ice Bucket Challenge in China?

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9 Comments

  1. rajnish kumar
    August 18, 2014

    ya its spreading like wild fire from giant business tycoons to hollywood. #everywhere

  2. August 18, 2014

    We’d want Andi Sykes to do that, it’s a shame he’s not in China anymore 🙁

    • August 18, 2014

      I’ll be there in a few weeks. Trying to get Jack Wong to do it :p

      • Emperador Gao Ping
        August 18, 2014

        And Chen Guangbiao?

      • August 18, 2014

        Alright then. Waiting for you to say ‘challenge accepted’ :p

        • August 18, 2014

          Ill try and arrange it outside the MX4 launch :p

    • Airyl
      August 18, 2014

      I second this. We all want to see you do it Andi. Do you accept the challenge?

  3. xingfenzhen
    August 18, 2014

    There is no need for this type of stunts. If theycare are ALS, just donate and talk about it. Both California and much of China is going through a really bad draught right now, no need to waste water.

    • Airyl
      August 19, 2014

      And miss the once in a life time chance to see rich people drenched in cold water? Not in a million years.