Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 681
Chapter 681 – The man behind the curtain
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“Old Hu, everything is going to plan as instructed by Mr.Norio.”
“Hahaha, this time, Sony can make use of this opportunity tore-enter the Chinese market. Everyone here has credits. The three of you arethe same. You all will surely be rewarded handsomely.”
“But are we too much? No matter what, we are also Chinese.We are making up stories to harm our fellow Chinese company. I don’t feel goodabout this.”
“Don’t feel good? What’s there to not feel good? When youare working at your former company, how did your leader treat you? How much areyou earning that time? Even with the bonuses and subsidies, are you gettingmore than 500 RMB? You are getting at least 10,000 RMB a month. How much moreis this compared to your previous salary?”
“That’s right. We are all doing this for the money. We needto earn more for our families!” Someone tried to justified their actions byusing their families as an excuse.
A few men were drinking and discussing together. In thecurrent era, money talks. They do not care about whatever nationality orcountry. They only serve the one who pays them well!
These men had received instructions from their company tospeak to Tai Hua Supermarket. Their companies wanted to bring in their productsto Tai Hua Supermarkets. They thought this would be an easy negotiation andthey will get good conditions. They wanted to gain some credits in front oftheir bosses.
But Tai Hua Supermarket did not care about what they said.The Deputy General Manager of Tai Hua Supermarket even told them directly thatthey were not interested in working with them!
These men had no choice but to report to their higher-ups.In the end, the person-in-charge of Sony’s Asia operations told Old Hu that NorioOhga wanted them to think of a way to create trouble for Tai Hua Supermarket.It would be good if they could create a big problem for them.
This Tai Hua Supermarket was very profitable. If it got intotrouble, Feng Yu, Fu Guangzheng and the rest would inevitably be distracted.Then, they would not have the time to focus their energies on Aiwa Electronicsand Wind and Rain Electronics. Feng Yu might even have to use funds from thesetwo companies to help Tai Hua Supermarket Corporation.
This way, their DVD technologies development would be sloweddown. Sony, Toshiba, and the other companies will have the chance to overtakeWind and Rain Electronics, and they might even have the opportunity to acquireWind and Rain Electronics.
So, Old Hu got together with a few others to think of aplan. They came up with an idea. Accuse Tai Hua Supermarket Corporation andblow up their rejection by Tai Hua Supermarket. They escalated this problem toan international dispute to make us of the higher-ups to pressure Tai HuaSupermarket Corporation. The 4 of them were former government officials, andthey were well versed with using such methods.
Any incident which was escalated to such levels were notsmall issues!
But the 4 of them did not know that they had left thegovernment service for many years and China was now a rising country. The ChiefArchitect was still around, and he was like a flag that prevents other Imperialisticcountries from targeting China.
When China negotiated with Japan on cooperations, Chinastance was firmed. But because China was not familiar with the internationallaws, there were lots of loopholes in the agreement. These loopholes were takenadvantage of by Japanese companies.
But it was a joke to say China was afraid of Japan!
Japanese were the type that yields to the strong. Of course,if they were the stronger ones, they will try to enslave others.
At the end of the 80s, Japan’s economy had reached its peak.They felt they were the world’s strongest economy and tried to buy out thewhole of America.
In the end, Japan’s economic bubble burst, and it’s stockmarket crash. Their real estate, which was supporting their economy, hadcrashed. Many of their manufacturing companies went bust, and Japan’s economywent downhill. Because of their arrogance, they paid a heavy price.
All this happened when China was trying to develop its economyand lacks technology. The Soviet Union was in turmoil at that time, and Chinacould not cooperate with them. So, China used its resources to exchange withJapan in a bid to increase China’s technologies and economic power.
Japan also needed a vast market to save their economy. So,both parties disregarded their previous enmities and started to cooperate inmany economic areas. At that time, both parties also had a common enemy, whichwas the US.
This cooperation agreement between both countries was notwrong. The policies set and general direction this agreement was right. Butthere were problems when the people below start to implement the policies.
Initially, when the Japanese come to China to invest, theywere low profile. After all, they were defeated by the US, and due to thisdefeat, they kept their arrogant nature in their hearts.
But after they arrived in China and were bootlicked by thoseChinese Local Officials, they started showing their true colors. They began todespise the Chinese and look down on China. They felt that they could controlChina through economic means, and Japan would rise up to its peak again.
Thus, many Japanese invested factories appeared in China.These factories were unlike other factories which were invested by the westernnations. These factories ignored the damages to the environment as long as theysee profits. The Japanese knew that as long as the local officials got theirpolitical credits, they will help the factories to cover up.
Even if there were officials that refuse to help them, theywould change their minds after the factories gave them some money. All thesemade the Japanese more arrogant.
But as these Japanese companies were making money in China,Sony suffered a heavy blow. First, it was a hugely profitable Walkman market.This market was taken away from them by Aiwa. If Aiwa was still under them,it’s fine. But Norio Ohga had sold Aiwa shares at a low price to Feng Yu, andthis was a problem to Sony.
Sony most essential products in China were the Walkman andCD players. But an anti-Japanese products movement suddenly appeared in China,and Sony’s products became unpopular overnight.
Because of this, Sony moved out of the Chinese market, andmany other Japanese companies were also severely affected by this movement. ButSony was affected the most. They had to retreat from the Chinese market. Theother companies were still able to survive the storm.
Later, Wind and Rain Electronics invented the VCD player. Itbeat Japan’s strongest industry, which was the electronics industry, and Windand Rain issued out patent authorizations to a lot of companies except forSony!
Wind and Rain Electronics and Sony were also competing forthe DVD standards. Both factions had support from various companies and hadformed alliances to set the industry standards.
It can be said that if there were one company that hatedFeng Yu the most, it would be Sony.
After Old Hu and the other 3 representatives came up withthis idea, the first person to agree was Norio Ohga. If it were not because ofFeng Yu, he would not be the acting President now. He would have been theactual President!
Sony will be introducing its PlayStation gaming console. Ifthey gave up on the China market, it would be a waste. Nintendo had failed inChina before, but that does not mean Sony will fail. This time, all theemployees in China’s Sony office were all Chinese!
Norio Ohga listened to Old Hu’s report over the phone andwas overjoyed. Feng Yu, ah, Feng Yu……. It’s time you get what you deserve. Whenyou are trying to save yourself, our Sony will re-enter the Chinese market!
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