Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 344 – Dad, you want to show your face on CCTV?
The association was set up. Feng Yu had also decided that Tai Hua Trading will win some innovative awards for his bladeless fans and humidifiers. He still thought what awards should be given to the Motor Factory, Aviation Factory, and the Machinery Company.
The Machinery Company’s agriculture machines were the most advanced in China. Feng Yu decided to set up a category that suits this industry.
What about the Motor Factory and the Aviation Factory?
Feng Yu had discussed with Li Shiyou and Hou Haitao. Some of the things their factories produced were confidential. Even though they had made some breakthrough with their technologies, they were not allowed to disclose to the public. For instance, the helicopter technologies developed by the Aviation Factory were confidential and cannot be disclosed.
When the both of them heard that CCTV will be broadcasting this event and it was organized by the Planning Committee and the Industrial department, they agreed that they will pass Feng Yu some technologies that were allowed to disclose. These technologies were the most advanced in China too.
Feng Yu had also discussed with Lehaha. However, it was not possible to set up a category for the health supplement industry. He can only allocate Lehaha to the beverage category. In this category, Lehaha cannot compete with Jianlibao. Jianlibao was the market leader at that time, and the rest of the companies in this category were only to make up the numbers.
But Feng Yu will give Zhong Qingxian a chance to appear on TV. This will be a recorded program and will be broadcast on TV. But the whole nation will still be watching this program. This was also a chance to market their products.
Wind and Rain Logistics will also not be winning any awards. They were not even qualified to be nominated. If Feng Yu were to let Wind and Rain Logistics qualified or win an award, it would show everybody that this award ceremony was fixed! Although the winners for this award ceremony were set, the winners and the nominated companies must still achieve some result.
Wind and Rain Logistics’ scale was still too small. Despite expanding to Beijing, their fleet and capacity were limiting their growth.
When the Machinery Company starts to their heavy vehicles production, Feng Yu will convince his brother-in-law to procure a bigger fleet of vehicles and expand his operations.
The logistics industry now was not well developed. It was hard to arrange train carriages, and there were not many long-distance trucks. However, this was the best opportunity to capture the market.
In a few more years, there will be a lot of small logistic companies popping up. At that time, companies can only cooperate with each other, and this was not good for their branding and service standards.
Feng Yu suddenly remembered that Wind and Rain Logistic cannot be qualified, but his father’s company can. His animal feeds were the best seller in China, and Tian Peng Pig farm was well known in the northeast region. It can be considered the number one Pork brand in China. Furthermore, Tian Peng Pig Farm was the first modernized pig farm in China.
Even if his father cannot win any awards, he can still be one of the nominees.
Feng Yu immediately call home to ask his father. He knows that his father would be glad to know about this.
“Hello? Mum? Where is dad? I need to talk to him!”
“Old Feng, Old Feng. Come over and stop smoking. It’s Feng Yu’s call!” Zhang Muhua shouted.
“Hello. Son, how’s university? Are you able to cope? How’s the food there?” Feng Xingtai asked Feng Yu about his life in Beijing.
“Dad, don’t worry about me. I am good with my studies, and all my teachers and professors kept praising me. The food here is still edible.”
“That’s good to hear.” Feng Xingtai was also not worried about his son. He knew that his son was a spendthrift and will spend a lot to have an extravagant lifestyle. But he still wants to ask him out of concern.
“Dad, I need to discuss something with you. Do you want to appear on CCTV?”
“Huh? CCTV?” Feng Xingtai was surprised. Appear on CCTV?
“The National Planning Committee had set up an association to judge the performance of China’s companies. Those companies or individuals that had made contributions to China will be presented an award. There will be an award ceremony gala dinner on New Year’s Eve, and the winners will be going on stage to receive the award!”
“You are telling me that I will be getting an award in front of the whole nation’s viewers?” Feng Xingtai could not hold back his excitement.
“……” Feng Yu helplessly said: “Dad, listen to me first. This award is a national award for those companies and individuals that had made significant contributions to the nation. Your small company has only, so few workers and the production is too low. You think you can win the award?”
Feng Xingtai lost interest immediately: “Then why are you asking me?”
“Dad, even though you cannot win the award, but you can still qualify as one of the nominees. Your face will still be shown on TV. The whole nation can still see you. Are you interested?” Feng Yu was not interested in being on TV, but he knew that his father wished to be on TV badly.
“What is a nominee? Doesn’t that mean that I have a chance of winning the award? Who will be presenting the award? Is it our Nation’s top leaders?” Feng Xingtai asked.
“Dad…… The winners had all been decided by the judging panel, and your son can only let you be one of the nominees. You will not be winning any awards but trust me, at the rate your company is growing, you will win an award within 3 years!”
“Ah…… Need 3 years?” Feng Xingtai was disappointed.
Feng Yu was feeling speechless. You think 3 years is too long? Most companies and individuals can never even qualify for a National level award in their lifetime. Furthermore, this ceremony was organized by the National Planning Committee and Industry Department. If the Agricultural Department was involved, then Feng Yu can set up an Agricultural category.
“Dad, stop being picky. This is a national level award. It will be an honor to be able to even qualify. You and Mom can come over a few days earlier before the event. I will help the both of you to dress up. I will make sure the both of you will look good on TV! Also, let Professor Su know about this. If he is interested, he can attend with his wife.”
Professor Su was now the expert in modernized pig rearing. He had help Tian Peng Pig Farm for free, and Feng Yu should invite him to this event. Of course, Tian Peng Pig Farm had let Professor Su and his students set up their research facility there to do their researches.
At first, Feng Xingtai was not entirely happy with this arrangement. But Feng Yu had explained to his father what a research facility was. If their pigs had any illness, they could let Professor Su treat them for free. Professor Su and his students will also guide the maintained of their farm. In return, Professor Su will conduct his lessons at their farm. Their staff can also attend his lessons.
This was also good publicity for their farm.
Providing internships for Professor Su’s students was also a good thing. Feng Xingtai only needs to provide food and lodging for them, and he will have free labors. Those interns that performed well will be recruited after they graduated.
After Feng Yu’s explanation, Feng Xingtai treated Professor Su even better. He decided to give in to all of Professor Su’s demands and see if he will assign more interns to Tian Peng Pig Farm. He still lacked manpower at his farm in Shenyang.
“Okay. I will ask Professor Su. I will call you again before we leave for Beijing. Son, I really have no chance to win any awards?” Feng Xingtai asked again.
Feng Yu: “……” Dad, although this award ceremony is created by your son, I can’t make it too obvious! Please stop thinking about winning the awards.