Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 636
Chapter 636 – Opening of the Supermarket (Part 2 of 2)
Deputy Station Chief Jia just stood there listening andlooking at Feng Yu bragging, not saying a word.
“Chief Jia, say something. Just tell me whether if you agreeor not.” Feng Yu was slightly pissed.
“Manager Feng, it is only the opening ceremony of yourshopping mall, and CCTV had already given you 2 minutes of air time in thenews. That’s 2 minutes! You are still not satisfied? It will not be easy for meto increase the time of the footage and you even want to be featured on <OrientalHorizon> and other news slots? Do you think I have the authority to approveit?”
When Feng Yu came to visit Chief Jia, Chief Jia was stilltreating him nicely. If Chief Jia knew that Feng Yu was there to make suchharsh demands, he would hide from him.
“Chief Jia, it’s not the same. CCTV news is reportingbecause the top officials will be attending the opening ceremony. How can 2minutes airtime be enough? You can even tell your audiences the full story.”
“We are reporting the news. We are not advertising for you!”Deputy Chief Jia retorted.
“How about I make some donations for your TV station? Comeon.”
“Enough. Our TV station dare not to take money from you. OurPremier only gets 5 minutes of airtime on tomorrow’s news. You think theopening ceremony of supermarkets will get the same treatment? Furthermore, <OrientalHorizon> is to praise companies that had outstanding results. You all stillhave not achieved any results, and you want to be featured?”
“Then what about the news in other time slots? You should beable to give us more airtime in other time slots. Can’t you report on SupermanLi?” Feng Yu insisted.
“Yes, we can, but the airtime will not be too long. Themorning and afternoon news also have timing restrictions. But I must makethings clear with you. The interview cannot be conducted in from of yoursupermarkets. Don’t think I don’t know you are trying to do product placement.”Deputy Chief Jia stared at Feng Yu.
Damn! Old Jia had become smarter.
“Superman Lee is here for the opening of the Supermarket. Ifhe is not standing at the supermarket entrance, where should he stand? Also, HongKong’s Fu Family Fu Rongbing will also be present. The Fu Family’s total wealthis higher than the Li Family and can be considered more influential than them.I want CCTV to interview the representative of the Fu Family. I remember ourCCTV have a talk show. If someone from the Fu Family showed their support onHong Kong’s return to China on a CCTV program, it would be good for ourgovernment.” Feng Yu threw a bait at Chief Jia.
“Someone from the Fu Family agrees to be interviewed by us?Are you sure?”
“You think I will lie about this? I am very close with theFu Family.” Feng Yu patted his chest. Hmmm…… Fu Guangzheng is also a member ofthe Fu Family, and he was the representative of the Fu Family in China.
“Okay. Then I will give you 2 to 3 minutes of airtime in themorning and afternoon news. But it will still depend on the higher-ups. Ifthere is no important news to be reported, then it should not be a problem.”
“What about <Oriental Horizon>?” Feng Yu asked.
“You just won’t give up. How about this? If you all canachieve outstanding results after one month, then it should not be a problem tobe featured on <Oriental Horizon>. Our CCTV program does not only reporton state-owned enterprises. We also report on other companies.” Deputy ChiefJia replied.
“Deal. Chief Jia, I heard that the Station Chief will beretiring after this year and you will be taking over his position.Congratulations.” Feng Yu smiles.
“It’s not confirmed yet.” Although Chief Jia said it was notconfirmed, but from his facial expression, it was already confirmed he will bepromoted in a few months.
“Chief Jia, if you need any help from me, just tell me. Weare good friends, and I will do my best to help you.” Feng Yu proudly said.
“Thank you. I will surely look for you if I needed anyhelp.”
“Errrr…… Chief Jia, tomorrow is the opening of Tai HuaSupermarket. Are you coming?” Feng Yu invited him.
“It’s not suitable for me to be there. I will drop by someother time.” Chief Jia promised. He wanted to be safe and steady until he takesover the post of Station Chief. If he gets too much limelight, he might getinto trouble.
“Okay. Oh, here is a gift from our Tai Hua Supermarket.”Feng Yu took out a stack of cards and pass it to Chief Jia.
“What’s this?” Chief Jia asked. From the way Feng Yu speaks,he seems to be giving him some special gift. But this card was not a bank card.Feng Yu also knew that he does not accept bribes.
“It’s a shopping card for our supermarkets. You can use itat any of our supermarkets. The value of the card is written at the back. Youcan use these cards as benefits for your staffs. These are just some smallgifts from us. If there is nothing else, I will leave now. There are still manythings to do in the company.”
Superman Li is in Beijing, Fu Rongbing in Shanghai, FuGuangzheng in Jinling, Li Zekai in Shancheng, and Feng Yu had to go toHangzhou. All of them were separated into different provinces to ensure therewill be someone important at the opening ceremony of every branch.
After Feng Yu left, Deputy Chief Jia looked at the stack ofshopping cards. He flipped it over and look at the value. Damn. Feng Yu’s smallgift to him was not small. There were 3 different values for the cards. 500,1,000 and 3,000 RMB. The total value of all the cards was more than 15,000 RMB.It was several times his annual salary!
But Feng Yu had said that these cards were for CCTV staffsand not for him. This was why he accepted it. But if he knew the value of thecards earlier, he will not take it.
But Deputy Chief Jia needs to win over people’s support forhis upcoming promotion. Feng Yu’s gift came just at the right time. He hadaccepted a favor from Feng Yu, and he will return the favor to Feng Yu in thefuture. Anyway, Feng Yu’s businesses were all legit, and no one will sayanything when he returns the favors.
“Today is the opening of our Tai Hua Supermarket Corporation’s20 hypermarkets all over China. We set up this hypermarket is to let ourcustomers experience better shopping experiences and convenience. We willensure the customers will get everything they needed in our hypermarkets……. Irepresent Tai Hua Supermarket Corporation to invite our Beijing’s Secretary ofMunicipal Party Committee and Beijing Mayor to cut the ribbon with me!”Superman Li stood on the stage and made a speech.
Beijing’s Secretary of Municipal Party Committee alsorepresented Beijing to make a speech. He thanked Tai Hua SupermarketCorporation to build such a convenient shopping outlet for the residents.
Bang, bang, bang…….
20 big confetti cannons were launched, and Superman Li,Beijing’s Secretary of Municipal Party Committee and Beijing Mayor cut a longred statin to announce the opening. There was also a special guest present atthe ceremony. Iron-fist Zhu was the first person to enter Tai Hua Supermarket.He was there to experience the new shopping experience.
Iron-fist Zhu was satisfied with Tai Hua Supermarket usingconfetti cannons instead of firecrackers. The reason given was firecrackerswere dangerous and will pollute the air. There were many guests at the openingceremony, and it’s better to be safe.
Why did Tai Hua Supermarket use 20 confetti cannons? It wasbecause 20 branches were opening at the same time. It was the world’s firstcorporation to open 20 hypermarkets at the same time.
World’s first. This made Iron-fist Zhu happy. This showsthat China was developing fast and had caught up with the rest of the world.
“Mr. Li, can we enter?”
“Mr. Zhu, please enter.” Superman Li smiled and entered theHypermarket with Iron-fist Zhu.
Translator’snotes: Here is some information about the places mentioned in this chapter andalso a picture of the handsome Iron-fist Zhu.
Nanjing isalso known as Jinling
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