Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 215 - Calling the shots
Feng Yu had just signed a sales contract on behalf of the motorcycle factory with the City.
Zhang Ruiqiang had proposed to increase the budget for the Police’s equipment and working conditions during the City government meeting. This proposal was welcomed by everybody.
Especially the Deputy Mayor who was overseeing the City’s law and order. If the city’s police can do their job more effectively, it would also be his credit.
But how are they going to improve the working conditions and equipment? Everyone had their own views. Someone wanted to build new Police stations or at least renovate the old buildings. The current buildings were too old, and it would affect the Police’s image.
Some suggested increasing the Police Officer’s salaries. This way, the integrity of the police force can be maintained and prevent complains from the public that the officers were giving tickets for their fines.
Zang Ruiqiang did offer a different opinion. He felt that the patrolling of the officers need to be changed for them to carry out their duties more effectively and this was critical. The officers were still using decades-old vehicles, and this was a risk to the officers’ safety!
Old patrolling vehicles could delay the officers from attending to scenes in time, and they could not chase after those criminals’ cars. These were the reasons given to support his suggestions.
Procure a batch of vehicles? Everybody at the meeting felt that this was not a good idea. Even if they purchase jeeps, it would not be cheap. Zhang Ruiqiang’s suggestion was to let every station to have at least a new vehicle, and this meant that they needed at least a few dozen vehicles. This would cost at least a few million RMB.
What? Motorcycles? Motorcycles are not cheap too. Are you thinking of buying Jialing 50? If the officers were to ride this model of bikes, they might as well stick to their current sidecar motorcycles. The old sidecar motorcycles were still faster than this model!
Zhang Ruiqiang continues to say that he had spoken to the Machinery Company about this and the shareholder had agreed to give Bing City a special price. 10,000 RMB per bike. If we purchase 100 bikes, the Machinery Company will give us 10 bikes as a gift!
When everyone heard this, they agreed. One motorcycle for only 9,000 RMB was really a good deal. With 110 bikes, they would be able to assign the bikes to all the stations in Bing City and still have a batch of bikes for their Traffic Police. This would significantly upgrade the City’s police presence.
When Feng Yu told the others about this special deal at the Machinery Company, Fu Guangzheng agreed without hesitations. His family had always given government entities preferential treatments back in Hong Kong. This way, they could prevent problems arising in future. Li Mingde had no reason to oppose this deal. He was still a government official and how can he go against the government?
After the sales contract had been signed and the City made the payments, Feng Yu delivered the 110 bikes to the respective police stations and the traffic police department.
All the officers were excited about the new motorcycles, and among them, the traffic officers rejoiced the most. Now let’s see who dares to speed or drive without licenses? In the past, we can’t catch you, now, let’s see how are you going to get away!
Feng Yu was sitting at Police Chief Chen’s office. Chief Chen was now the City’s Deputy Police Chief. During the crackdown, he was praised for his work by the Provincial Police Chief, and he was promoted. It was also because of this, Chief Chen became closer to Feng Yu.
“Manager Feng, are you here for something?”
“Chief Chen, I had a good idea for the Provincial Police Chief to notice you more. You had helped me with the Song Laosi problems previously, and now I am here to return the favor.” Feng Yu said with a wide grin.
“Good idea? What is it?”
“Chief Chen, you are in-charge of the traffic police department, right? Do you have any connections in the City or Provincial’s TV station? Can you ask them to do a publicity campaign for the City’s Traffic Police?”
“It might be a be difficult with the Provincial TV station. But there should be no problems with the City’s TV station. The Tv station Chief was my classmate. But what Traffic Police publicity campaign are you talking about? This is the first time I heard of it.”
Chief Chen was puzzled. TV stations usually would show the significant events that happened in the City, or what the City leaders did, or some resident related programs. He had never heard of a TV station doing a publicity campaign for the Traffic Police. Furthermore, what’s there to promote for the Traffic Police?
Feng Yu spread the newspaper on the coffee table and pointed to a news article: “Chief Chen, look. This article is published after Lunar New Year. It states that there was an increase in unlicensed motorcycle riders in Bing City and the Traffic Police can’t do anything to them and let them be. Many traffic accidents had happened, and the culprits were never caught!”
But Feng Yu did not mention an essential element. All those motorcycles were Songjiang Motorcycles.
Chief Chen frowned. Feng Yu was here to mock him?
“Chief Chen, now the Traffic Police have just bought a new batch of motorcycles, and you think the officer on duty can catch up with the culprits with new bikes?”
“Absolutely no problems. If the officer still can’t catch up with the culprits, I will punish the team leader severely.”
“Look, only you, the City leaders and the Traffic Police Officers knew about this, but the residents do not know. Why not make film a TV episode to explain the past difficulties and tell the residents that this will not happen again. This will let Bing City’s residents understand our Traffic Police more and also scare those unlicensed riders. You can also show the leaders that you are doing your job.”
Feng Yu was eloquent, and he believed that Chief Chen would be persuaded.
Chief Chen’s eyes grew wide. Why didn’t he think of this earlier? He does not care about what the residents think. He only wants to get more exposures to the leaders.
“Eh, we should really do a program for the residents to see our changes. The city TV station is too small. I will think of a way to air it on the Provincial TV station!”
What’s the point of showing to the City Government leaders? It was more important for the Provincial leaders to see his capabilities. This campaign must be air on the Provincial TV station!”
In less than a week, Feng Yu saw the exclusive interview with Bing City’s Traffic Police on the Provincial TV station’s news. Chief Chen showed the Traffic Police’s new motorcycles in a Traffic Police Officer uniform.
This type of promotion was better than advertising on the Provincial TV station. There will definitely a large order coming in within 3 days.
Still, Feng Yu had looked down on the imitating skills of the local governments. The very next day, many cities government called and wanted to order Songjiang Motorcycles!
The following week, all the local governments in Longjiang had ordered motorcycles from Tai Hai Trading. The minimum number of bikes ordered was 30 units, and the highest number of bikes was 80 units.
These orders do not enjoy the same discount as Bing City. The price was 13,000 RMB per bike. What? You think it is expensive? You can check with the distributors in other provinces. The distributor prices they got were 15,000 RMB, and the minimum order was 100 units. I had already given you discounts.
You still feel that it is expensive? Then don’t buy! Our Songjiang bikes are very popular in China, and if you hesitate any longer, there will not be enough stocks.
Not only in Longjiang Province, but even the cities from the neighboring provinces also ordered motorcycles. When Wu Zhigang saw that week’s sales report, he smiled…..