Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 690
Chapter 690 – Public Apology
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Sony’s Chairman, Akio Morita agreed to the conditions set bythe Prime Minister readily as their losses were not a lot. Also, Sony hadnothing to do with this incident. They now depended solely on their brand name.If their brand was destroyed, then Sony will be finished.
To date, there was still no multi-billion company that wentbankrupt.
Toshiba, which had discussed with Sony, immediatelyexpressed that they were willing to apologize and compensate. They were alsowilling to let other companies take over their factories. But in return, theywanted the Japanese Government to give them some orders.
In conclusion, Toshiba wanted the Government to compensatethem for some of their losses. The factories that caused the most severepollution were not them also. It was those chemical factories. Toshiba’sfactories in China was only built not long ago, and the damage caused was notas severe as the reports.
After a lengthy discussion, all the companies agreed.
Tomiichi Murayama immediately submits this proposal to theparliament, and the parliament approved. This was the best solution for now.Maybe, they might find a better solution if they had the time, but they had nomore time now. The longer they take, the more losses they incurred. Thosecompanies’ share prices were still plunging.
Norio Ohga was the first to make the public apology as theActing President of Sony. He announced that Sony do not have any factories inChina and all the China produced products were produced by other factories onbehalf of Sony. Many of those factories were China companies. Also, Sony willnever allow their factories to damage the environment like what happened inChina. Sony will donate 1 million USD to help those that fell sick due to thepollution.
This statement let Sony stand on higher moral grounds andalso change the public’s impression of them. This will pave the way for them toreturn to the Chinese market.
The impact of this statement was still unknown, but Sonyshare prices had stabilized for the time being. It did not continue to drop.
After Sony, Toshiba’s person-in-charge of their Asiaoperations also made a public apology. He apologized for his lack ofsupervision over those factories, and Toshiba was willing to compensate. Thecompensation amount will be discussed with the Chinese Government.
But Feng Yu felt the share prices were not low enough. Heshould do more to let those companies’ share prices drop further.
Why was the person-in-charge of China operationsapologizing? This person’s position in the company was very low despite thefactories in China, making high profits for their company.
If someone had to apologize, it should be at least thePresident of the company. Even the Chairman of the company should come out andapologize! We do not accept this apology!
The newspaper reported this view and the public anger, whichhad started to subside, started again.
The Chinese government had also issued a statement,demanding the top person of those companies to apologize. The most seniorleader of the Japan government must also apologize to China!
The Chinese were pleased and expressed their support fortheir Government. The Chinese government was firm in their stance, and theChinese were proud.
Feng Yu was thinking to himself. Luckily the internet wasstill in the initial stage, and there were not many Chinese netizens now. Ifnot, there will be a war of words over the internet!
Feng Yu had expected the Japanese companies to behave thisway. But he firmly believes that if the Chinese Government stand firm on theirdemands, the other party will give in. Those companies might not care about theChinese Government, but the Japanese Government cannot ignore China’s demands. Ifrelationships between China and Japan deteriorate, it will be a killing blow toJapan’s economy.
This was a big crisis for Japan and the US, which wasJapan’s backing, had not issued any statements on this issue. This was becausethe US also did not support Japan in this incident. The pictures and videofootages were proof of Japan’s companies wrongdoings.
Russia and Germany, which had close ties with China, alsoexpressed support for China and made things more difficult for the JapaneseGovernment.
Tomiichi Murayama wasgoing crazy. He thought that after those companies apologize, he would be ableto contact Iron Fist Zhu, or appeased the other party’s anger. He would thenrepresent Japan to give some benefits to China, and this incident would beover.
If this issue were still not settled, Tomiichi Murayamawould ask some of the cabinet ministers to apologize. He wants to avoid comingout to apologize and face China.
But now, things were different from his plan. Those topbrass of the companies did not come out to apologize, and Tomiichi Murayamacould no longer hide behind everyone. China’s foreign ministry had issued astatement demanding the top leader of the Japanese Government to apologize. Hecould not ask the Emperor to make a public apology.
If Tomiichi Murayama dares to ask the Emperor to apologize,then it will be his last day as the Prime Minister.
Tomiichi Murayama immediately calls the chairmen of thosecompanies. The President of those companies apologizing now was not enough. TheChairmen of those companies must apologize!
The President of Japanese companies were like CEO, and theChairman was equivalent to the Chairman of the board of directors. This incidentcould be settled with the President of the companies apologizing. But now,China demands the Chairman of those companies to come out and apologize tothem. These were all because of their own stupidity.
The Japanese cabinet also starts to pressure those companiesto force the Chairmen of those companies to make public apologies. If not,their companies will be penalized.
“Brother Feng, do you think the Prime Minister of Japan willcome out and apologize?” Fu Guangzheng asked.
“He must. If he still does not apologize, then China andJapan will fall out. Japan cannot afford for this to happen.” Feng Yu repliedconfidently.
“Those few companies have been contacting us. They want usto let them have access to our ports.” Li Zekai said proudly. The Li familycontrols more than 60% of the ports. Those companies have no choice but to bowdown to them. Especially at times like this.
“Hahaha. Serve them right. They created this mess forthemselves. They really think they can step all over the Chinese?” FuGuangzheng said angrily, and everyone nodded.
“Why is Japan’s Emperor, not the one that comes out toapologize? iI would be best if he kneels down and apologizes.” Fu Guangzhenglaughed.
Feng Yu shook his head. “It is impossible for their Emperorto apologize. But we can expect their Prime Minister to apologize with a 90degrees bow. To be honest, China is not strong enough. If this incident happensin the US, then the Emperor might come out. I believe that in 10 years, Chinawill be one of the superpowers in the world.”
“Is 10 years enough?” Fu Guangzheng raised his brows.
“It’s enough!” Feng Yu believed that China will developfaster than his previous life!
“Director, hurry up and watch the news. Something great ishappening now!” Fu Guangzheng’s secretary rushed into the room withoutknocking.
“What’s on the news?” Fu Guangzheng frowned and asked.
The Secretary switched on the TV in the meeting room andreplied excitedly. “Japan’s Prime Minister is making an apology live on TV!”
Chairman ofSony: Akio Morita
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