Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 493 – National uproar
Li Jiayu switched on the Tv, and in his heart, he was still cursing his assistant. If the news on the Tv had nothing to do with his company, he would surely sack this assistant! Do you think I return to the company so late to work overtime?!
“Our special episode will end here. Do take note of after this!”
Li Jiayu looked at the clock on the wall. Didn’t the program starts earlier than ? Why was the schedule different today?
“What was the special episode about? What do you want me to watch?”
“Director Li, this special episode is about the issues relating to health products!” The assistant replied.
“Issues relating to health products? What’s wrong with the health products?!” Li Jiayu stood up.
“Director Li, the is starting soon. You will know if you watch it.”
“Director Le, our Energy of Life is featured in .”
“Oh really? Hahaha…… Even < Oriental Horizons> is reporting about our product? Seems like it is impossible for our product to be unpopular.” Director Le laughed. “How did they praise our products?”
“Director Le, they are not praising our product. They reported the problems with our ingredients! Also, they also reported us for fake advertisements. Someone from CCTV had called and told us that they will stop airing our commercials and will not refund us the advertising fees as this was stated in the contract!”
“What? There are problems with our product and advertisements?” Director Le was shocked.
“Some of the ingredients are insufficient as what was stated on the labels. Also, our advertisements stated, “Unleashing life’s potential, extending the lifespan”. This statement is also not true. This is fake advertisements. The program had engaged experts to verify our claims. Our product does not have such effects. They say our product is only vitamin water with proteins!”
Director Le was an experienced businessman. He immediately passed out instructions: “Notify the factory to stop the production of Energy of Life immediately. Also, let the sales team know that we will not take in new orders for this product! Lastly, investigate which ingredients are insufficient and which part of the production process had gone wrong!”
All the bosses of the health products were trying their last-ditch efforts to save their factories and themselves. Some of them even took the company’s money and went into hiding. They know that they were manufacturing fake health products. The higher-ups will surely look into this, and if they do not run away now, they will lose all their wealth and still need to be jailed!
Among all the bosses, Li Jiayu was the worst. Among all the products, his was the worst. Other products still have some vitamins or proteins in them. Chinese Turtle Essence was especially singled out by . This product was only water mixed with some sweeteners. Is there any other content in the product? Yes. All sorts of harmful bacteria like E. coli!
Fake health product was not enough to describe the Chinese Turtle Essence now!
After and was aired, the whole nation was in an uproar!
The viewers had heard of almost all the health products featured in the episodes, and many of them had bought them as gifts to their parents, children and even themselves. Those products that have insufficient ingredients were still fine. Those people who had purchased the 100% fake products were furious!
The people started to call their relatives, friends, colleagues to tell them to stop talking those health supplement products! Especially the Chinese Turtle Essence and those entirely fake products! These products do not have the effects they claimed in their advertisements and still have lots of harmful bacteria in them. One could fall sick if they take those health products!
“Mum, have you drunk the Chinese Turtle Essence I bought for you?”
“What are you asking me to drink? Are those tonics? The TV station had already exposed it. Those are fake products. Are you trying to kill me?” An old lady scolded.
“Mum, I also do not know that this is a fake product. You must remember not to drink those products from now on. I will buy you some fruits tomorrow, and we will go to the hospital for a full check-up.”
“Where did you buy those products from? Tomorrow we will go and demand a refund! Refund is not enough. We must get the police to arrest them!” The old lady said furiously.
“Alright, Mum. Even if you do not mention this, I will also return to look for them. But can we go to the hospital for checks first? Did dad drink those products? Remember to stop taking any health supplements now. If you think that you need some health supplements, we will go to the government pharmacy to buy those products from reputable pharmaceutical companies. I heard that those are safe to consume.”
All the people were determined to not let those evil businessmen go scot-free! Also, the malls and shops that sold those products will not be let off easily!
The phones of the Trade and Industry Bureaus and Police stations all over China were ringing nonstop. The number of complaints and reports that day was more than what they had received in one year! All the complains and reports were asking them to arrest the people who sold the fake health products, shut down those shops who sold these products and asking for compensations!
Some of the smarter ones do not only ask for refunds, they still want compensations for their loss of incomes and medical bills.
At this time, a young man in Beijing was reading the newspaper. There was a health product advertisement in the papers that states it will refund 10 times the amount if their products were found to be fake! His eyes darted and thought of a way to make money. Seeking compensations! This person’s name was Wang Dahai!
“Contact Li Jiayu immediately and notify all the City’s executive committee members. We will have a meeting in 15 minutes! Also, get the person-in-charge of the Trade and Industry Bureau, Police Department and Health Bureau to be present at the meeting!” The Party Secretary of the city where the Chinese Turtle Essence was based in shouted into the phone. After hanging up, he rushed out of his office. He did not even bring his favorite teacup with him.
“Tomorrow morning, no…. Tonight, the Trade and Industry Bureau, Health Bureau must make sure all those health products are taken off the shelves and make sure that no one is still selling those products with problems! Also, those retail shops that sold these products must be shut down and fined!”
“Secretary Li, the pharmacies are also selling those products. If we shut down all the pharmacies, where should the civilians buy their medicines?” The Chief of Health Bureau asked.
“You are saying that every single pharmacy in this city is involved?” Secretary Li asked. This was a big headache. It seems that the regulatory checks were not enough.
“What is the Health Bureau doing? How can you let these fake products appear in the pharmacies? This is your responsibility!” The Mayor shouted.
The Chief of the City’s health bureau was grumbling in his heart. Pushing all the blame to me? Didn’t you just praise that Chinese Turtle Essence factory last month for bringing high revenues to the city? That Li Jiayu was even featured in the City’s Tv station. Furthermore, you are the one who told me to not make frequent checks on their factories.
“What other solutions do everyone have? Say it out now. This is a difficult time for us, and we must work together! Mayor Liu, you are in charge of finance. How much money does the City have now?” This was a major incident. The other cities and provinces were outside of their jurisdiction, and there was nothing they could do. But the city might have to pay the compensations to their city’s consumers! They must calm the masses in their City first. If riots were to break out in the city, the Secretary would also get into trouble.
“The city does not have many reserves left. Why is Li Jiayu not here? Inform the bank to freeze his company’s account. Freeze Li Jiayu and his immediate family members’ bank accounts too!”
“Secretary Li, the Provincial Party Secretary is calling you.” His secretary came into the meeting room and told him.
“Continue with the meeting and think of the emergency response!” Secretary Li walked out of the meeting room.