Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 278 – Technologies exchange (Part 1)
A few days later, Feng Yu and his family drove back to the distriict, and on the 9th day of the New Year, Feng Yu returned to Bing City to settle some of his company’s matters. Highschool Year 3 students start school earlier and on the 11th day of the Lunar New Year, February 25th, his classes started.
Feng Yu skipped school on the first day. This time, the teachers do not care, and even his form teacher approved his leave readily. Feng Yu was already admitted into Beijing University, and he does not even need to take the Highschool exams. It was okay for him to skip lessons.
Feng Yu’s form teacher was also pleased that Feng Yu got a place at Beijing University. This meant that his performance was outstanding and could even be promoted. If Feng Yu was in class, he might affect the other students.
Feng Yu had skipped school because Kirilenko had sent something which Hou Haitao wanted. Large aircraft engine’s technologies.
This time, there were no engineers that came. Those military engineers were wealthy and do not need to work overseas. Furthermore, the KGB was watching them. Kirilenko dare not to send them to China. He was already taking a significant risk for sending these technologies over.
“Secretary Xu, I had told you so many times that you must prepare tea for guests.” Feng Yu sat on the sofa in Hou Haitao’s office. His legs were crossed, and he was ordering Hou Haitao’s secretary.
Hou Haitao’s office desk had a stack of blueprints. He and the engineers of Aviation Factory were going through the blueprints carefully.
Secretary Xu helplessly replied: “Manager Feng, it is not that I do not want to serve you tea. Director Hou and the rest are looking at the documents, and I do not want those documents to get wet.”
“What should I say about all of you. Get someone to photocopy those documents for each of them. Look at your Chief Engineer Wang. He is drooling, and if the blueprints get smudged, I will not get a replacement for you.”
Chief Engineer Wang wiped his mouth, but there were no drools. This Feng Yu was talking nonsense. But he was someone with a mild temper. He only rolled his eyes at Feng Yu and shouted to Secretary Xu: “Xiao Xu, get someone to make a few copies of the blueprints and make sure no one peeps at the documents. These documents are confidential. If someone peeps, get the security to arrest them.”
Feng Yu was looking around the room, and he noticed Chief Engineer Wang staring at him. Damn, I had helped your factory get these blueprints and are you going to arrest me?
“Manager Feng, other than the few of us, have you shown other people these blueprints?” Deputy Chief Engineer Li asked.
Feng Yu bowed his head in thoughts, suddenly he raised his head and said: “Ah!!! I remember. Other than the few of you, Secretary Xu had seen the documents!:
Secretary Xu, who was stacking the blueprints, jumped up. He gave Feng Yu an angry look and continue stacking the plans. He piled the blueprints in order and kept it in his briefcase. He will photocopy the plans personally. No other people can touch these blueprints. There were only less than 10 people in the Aviation Factory who can touch these blueprints!
“How is it? Director Hou, these are the blueprints for Ilyshin series aircraft engines. Later, the blueprints for Antonov series aircraft engines and the sample engines will be sent over together with the next batch of aircraft. You must be glad that you had worked with me, right?” Feng Yu asked proudly.
Hou Haitao and the rest of the engineers’ hands were trembling. They were too excited. The Aviation Factory only have the technologies for small aircraft, and they were also researching on automobile engines. With these blueprints, The Aviation Factory will be China’s top aircraft manufacturer!
They had already informed their higher-ups about this. They wanted to get credits for these. After they had studied the technologies and can build these engines, Hou Haitao and the whole Aviation Factory will be in the limelight!
“They can’t send over the aircraft engineer over first?” Chief Engineer Wang asked disappointedly.
“Chief Engineer Wan, I am giving these to you free. Stop being picky. I had also discussed with Director Hou. If I am able to get the technologies of other aircraft models, I will sell them to Aviation Factory at a low rate or use it to exchange for some other technologies.”
“Exchange technologies? What technologies do you want to exchange?” Chief Engineer Wang was on alert. The core technologies in Bing City Aviation Factory, needed the approval of Director Hou and him before anyone can access them.
“Chief Engineer Wang, you are saying as if I am taking advantage of the Aviation Factory. All this while, it is the Aviation Factory taking advantage of me. But I could tell that all of you wants to contribute to the nation so I will not be so calculative.” Feng Yu said. “Recently, I am thinking of researching automobiles. All of you should know that now there are competitors for my motorcycles. I am thinking of extending the product range of the Machinery Company.”
“You want to manufacture automobiles? Automobiles are not as simple as motorcycles. Don’t think that your Machinery Company can manufacture tractors, you can manufacture automobiles.” Hou Haitao looked at Feng Yu.
“That’s why I want to exchange your automobile technologies. Didn’t your factory start researching on this two years ago? But the minivans your factory produces is not good. You all only focus on being fuel efficient, but it was not comfortable to drive.” Feng Yu was targeting their technologies, but he was also picking faults with them.
“You want to manufacture automobiles? Will the city allow?”
“The City will surely allow. I am building a new factory, and I will provide employment and taxes in the future. You think the City is going to reject me? With the profits of the Machinery Company, the City knows that I am able to pay the workers salaries and they will not create trouble for the government.”
Feng Yu knew that there was a state-owned enterprise, First Automobile Works, in Lin Province. First Automobile Works had given the province lots of income from their trucks and cars. Recently, First Automobile Works wanted to set up a branch factory in Bing city to manufacture some parts. The Lin Province’s Machinery company was also bought over by First Automobile Works.
Feng Yu felt that First Automobile Works development was poor. They had lacked foresight. Feng Yu was confident that the cars produced by his Machinery Company would be more suitable for the consumers.
Furthermore, Audi also started with joint collaboration of a bicycle factory, a motorcycle factory, and a small automobile manufacturer. Audi was so successful in the future. Why Audi could succeed but not the Machinery Company? Even if it was throwing money, Feng Yu also wanted to build a top automobile brand in China.
The future automobile market in China is enormous, and almost every major automobile brands wanted a piece of the market. Toyota and Volkswagon had occupied most of China’s market share, and because of this, they overtook General Motors as the world’s top and second automobile companies.
“Director Hou, Chief Engineer Wang, and other leaders. Please take time to consider. Aircraft technologies and automobile technologies, which is more important? If you do not agree, it’s fine. At most, I do not manufacture automobiles.”
“Manager Feng, don’t be anxious. Let us consider,. We can always discuss this slowly.” Deputy Chief Engineer Li said.
“That’s it for today. I still have something on. I hope you can give me a definite answer the next time I come.” Feng Yu stood up and left. He knew that the Aviation Factory will be tempted by his offer!