Power and Wealth - Chapter 345 – Meeting!

Chapter 345 – Meeting!


County Investment Promotion Agency.


Fourth floor, Investment Promotion Agency’s Chief Office.


The door is opened, and Dong Xuebing stepped in from the office outside. He immediately felt something different. His office is well furnished with a leather sofa and chair. The desk is made from solid wood, and the office has an antique bookshelf. It must be either Meng Xianglin or the Chief before him that renovated this office. Dong Xuebing looks around and saw another door within the office. It is a resting room and has a bed inside. Dong Xuebing is satisfied with his office, and after all, who wants to work in a rundown environment?


Suddenly, there are some movements inside the resting room.


Dong Xuebing was surprised to see someone inside, and it’s a woman!


Dong Xuebing could only see her back, and men’s butt is not like this big.


Dong Xuebing walks closer and saw it as a middle-aged woman in her forties. She should have dyed her hair as it is very black. From her side profile, she is not ugly, and she wore light makeup. There are some freckles on her face, and has a big butt. This woman did not notice Dong Xuebing and is cleaning a table with a rag.


“You are?” Dong Xuebing asked.


Luo Haiting turned around in shock and forced a smile. “Chief Dong, you are here? I am the Office Director, Luo Haiting. It’s been a few days, and it had been dusty. So, I decided to help you clean up your office. Sorry. I didn’t hear you coming in.” Actually, Luo Haiting had heard Dong Xuebing. No matter how soft Dong Xuebing’s footsteps are, she can also hear it. She just wanted to leave a good impression with Dong Xuebing.


Luo Haiting?


Office Director?


Dong Xuebing knows her as he had done his homework. Luo Haiting is one of the leaders in the Investment Promotion Agency with lots of authority. Her office is in-charge of finance, promotional materials, filing, etc. Dong Xuebing smiled. “Director Luo, don’t bother with the cleaning. Just get the cleaners to do it. Haha… let’s have a chat outside. Do you want some tea?”


“No… I will prepare the tea.”


Luo Haiting does not dare to let Dong Xuebing brew tea for her. She immediately went out and pour a cup of tea for Dong Xuebing. Serving the leaders is part of her job.


The tea is fragrant, and Dong Xuebing can feel Luo Haiting’s enthusiasm.


Luo Haiting is the first person in the Investment Promotion Agency to lean towards Dong Xuebing. He has a good impression of her. He chatted with her for a while and asked about the current situation within the Agency. Luo Haiting kept a smile on her face the whole time. Although she has some wrinkles at the corners of her eyes, she is still very attractive.


“Oh…” Dong Xuebing suddenly asked. “I had walked around the building and notice the staff does not look very keen to work. Some of them are chatting, and some are surfing the net.”


Luo Haiting quickly replied. “I will reprimand them later. It might because it is still Lunar New Year, and they are still in celebration mood.”


Dong Xuebing nodded. “I can understand that.”


Luo Haiting saw Dong Xuebing is not angry and felt her new boss is quite friendly.


They chatted for a while, and Luo Haiting expressed her intentions. “Chief Dong, I will work hard under your leadership and make sure the back office will be your biggest support. I will strive to contribute my 100% to the Investment Promotion Agency.”


Dong Xuebing nodded in his heart.


Luo Haiting looked at Dong Xuebing and said. “I shall not disturb you anymore. If you need anything, please let me know.”


Dong Xuebing laughed. “Sister Luo, I am new here, and I will need your support in the future.”


Luo Haiting heard Dong Xuebing calling her Sister Luo and is overjoyed. “Just call me Xiao Luo will do.”


Luo Haiting is about the same age as Dong Xuebing’s mother, and her children should be about Dong Xuebing’s age. Although Dong Xuebing is the head of this department and can call her Xiao Luo, he cannot do that. “Oh, there is one more thing. I was officially appointed one day before Lunar New Year, and after that, it is the holidays. I still have not made my appointment announcement. Can you help me arrange a simple meeting?”


Luo Haiting had made the arrangements beforehand. “Is 10 am fine with you?”


Dong Xuebing looks at his watch. It’s 9.30am, and he still has thirty minutes. “Thank you. Sorry to trouble you.”


“It’s my job. I will notify the rest now.”


Luo Haiting smiled at Dong Xuebing and left the office. When she closes the door of Dong Xuebing’s office, she closed it lightly. All of her actions had shown her respect for Dong Xuebing. Although all these might be Luo Haiting’s pretenses, Dong Xuebing still has a good impression.


News of Dong Xuebing arriving in his office had spread, and after a while, someone knocks on Dong Xuebing’s office. Knock… knock… knock…


Dong Xuebing narrowed his eyes when he heard three knocks. “Come in.”


A middle-aged man, wearing a jacket, entered. His dressing is a typical government staff’s dressing. Dong Xuebing recognized this man immediately. He had read this person’s resume a few times when he was doing his preparations. Sun Shuli, Deputy Chief of Investment Promotion Agency, is the other Deputy Chief other than Lui Dafa. He is capable and is in charge of the business. He is close with investors and businessmen and brought in most of the investments for Yan Tai County in the past few years.


“Chief Dong.” Sun Shuli greeted Dong Xuebing.


Dong Xuebing smiles. “Chief Sun? Have a seat.”


Sun Shuli sat on the sofa. Although he is not leaning back, he is not sitting very straight.


From the way, Sun Shuli knocks on the door and his sitting posture, Dong Xuebing knew this person is very proud. He had shown Dong Xuebing some respect, but it is only on the surface. Dong Xuebing confirmed this after chatting with him. Sun Shuli is only here to greet Dong Xuebing and left immediately after exchanging some words. Dong Xuebing understood what he is thinking. He had brought in most of the county’s investments, and Dong Xuebing, who had chased away the Japanese investors, suddenly became the Agency Chief. He is surely feeling sore in his heart.


After Sun Shuli left, two more people went to greet Dong Xuebing.


Pu Yang, the Director of the County’s Investment Promotion Agency Office in Beijing. He is in his early forties, medium build, and slightly balding. He kept a smile on his face, and Dong Xuebing could not tell what he is thinking. The other person is Guo Junbao, the Director of the County’s Investment Promotion Agency Office in Shanghai. He is in his early thirties and is not good looking. He greeted Dong Xuebing but did not talk about work.


Outpost offices are direct subordinates of the Investment Promotion Agency. Most of the time, they are not working in Yan Tai County, but today is the first day of work after the Lunar New Year Holidays and Dong Xuebing’s first day as the Chief. Their duties are mostly coordination work and to promote Yan Tai County to the investors. They have to attend trade fairs and build relationships with investors from all over China and the world.


After the two men left, Dong Xuebing had met almost all of the Agency’s important leaders.


Meeting Dong Xuebing on his first day of work does not mean anything. It is only to help the leader to make sure he can work smoothly. But if the heads of other departments within the Agency had met the leader, what would the leader think about those who did not greet him?


Dong Xuebing waited until it was almost time for the meeting, but Lui Dafa did not appear.


Knock… knock… Luo Haiting knocked and entered. “Chief, everyone is in the meeting room.”


When the door opens, Dong Xuebing heard the sounds of footsteps outside. His office is beside the meeting rooms.


“Ok.” Dong Xuebing smiles and asked. “Are there any absentees?”


Everyone from the Investment Promotion Agency will be attending this meeting. Luo Haiting knows Chief Dong refers to the heads of the various departments and not the staff members. She tucked her hair behind her ears. “No. All the directors of our outpost offices are back.”


Dong Xuebing nodded.


“Do you need any drinks?”


Dong Xuebing waved his hand. He is going to give his speech without any script.


Dong Xuebing slowly snubbed his cigarette, and his eyes turned cold. He is not expecting Lui Dafa to greet him before the meeting. It might be fine if they had some minor disputes. But Dong Xuebing and Lui Dafa had fallen out, and Lui Dafa knows that greeting Dong Xuebing is useless. What Sister Xie is right. Dong Xuebing must settle the Agency’s internal affairs first. If not, it will be hard for Dong Xuebing to achieve results. How can there be results when both Deputy Chiefs are not ‘focusing’ on their work?


Dong Xuebing must establish his authority.


A new broom sweeps clean. This is to establish authority. You might not get everyone to bow down and respect when you are new, but the work must carry on. What can you do? Implement drastic changes is the only solution! Even if you cannot get everyone to respect you, you can make everyone afraid of you!


Who should Dong Xuebing start with?


Dong Xuebing had the perfect candidate in his mind. That old bastard, Lui Dafa!


Dong Xuebing had brought Yu Meixia to Korea for plastic surgery some time ago. Still, he did not forget Lui Dafa, and his wife had disfigured Yu Meixia. Lui Dafa’s relative had also beaten up Dong Xuebing’s sister, Tang Jin, and his son had bullied Qianqian. Dong Xuebing will settle all these scores with Lui Dafa!