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Chapter 151: Our Boss Wants to Have a Word with You (Part one)
Hearing that he was a police officer, the receptionist immediately paused for a moment and said, "Excuse me for a moment."
Then, she called the secretary office which transferred her call to the president's. The other end thought for a while before finally saying, "Let them up."
The receptionist politely gestured at them. "Please follow me."
Then, she led Xu Cheng and Wu Gang into an elevator and went to the highest floor, where the president's office was located.
After getting in, the receptionist closed the door behind her. Xu Cheng saw the president on the s.p.a.cious balcony outside the building. He was a middle-aged man practicing golf.
Xu Cheng gestured for Wu Gang to go and sit down, and then he pushed opened the gla.s.s door and walked out onto the balcony.
That president knew that they were here, but he was still swinging his club while he said, "If I don't cooperate, what are you going to do to me?"
Xu Cheng laughed. "President Ren, what makes you say that?"
President Ren got a ball into the hole and then turned around to look at Xu Cheng. "To be honest, you shocked the entirety of Shangcheng. First you took down North Gate, and now West Gate is on the verge of collapsing. These two forces were both old fritters that had withstood the test of time, yet it felt like you easily took them down. To be frank, a lot of businessmen with dark pasts are now afraid of getting you on their backs."
Xu Cheng: "If they are standing upright, why would they be afraid of me?"
President Ren: "Yeah, but the problem is that they aren't."
He scanned the entire city in front of the building and said, "Take a look at this city. If you want to climb to the top, who can do it without some means? Where there's compet.i.tion, there's the real world, and the real world has a set of rules that belong to it, dirty and ugly."
Xu Cheng laughed. "President Ren, don't worry. Right now I'm only focusing on West Gate's case."
President Ren let out a sigh of relief upon hearing that. "Then how do you want me to cooperate with you?"
"About the 200 million in cash in your car. I know it's going to be really easy if you want to rid yourself of any blame and responsibility, but I still hope you can cooperate with me. Don't be in a rush to reject me. In this country, you are one of the bosses in society. I want to get rid of that Wei Nation's underground money house, and it would be much safer for you to cooperate with us instead of them. If you decline and want to protect the Wei Nation's guys, then I can only say I despise you. I will turn around and go investigate myself."
President Ren took a deep look at Xu Cheng. "I have to say, in addition to sophisticated means, you are also a good persuader that can get right to the spot. For someone of high status like us, what you just said basically labelled us as the nation's traitors. If I decline, then it will be really difficult for me to continue living in Shangcheng, and my business probably wouldn't have any more room for growth in the future without the government's support. You sound like you are giving me a choice, but rather you are giving me a chance, and that is to side with our nation."
He looked at Xu Cheng appreciatively and smiled. "But do you know how much money I will lose if I betray the underground money house?"
"Your company's pretty big with over 10 billion yuan in profit. With all the tax you guys dodged over the years, it should be north of several dozen billions, right?"
"Not bad, and you should also know that a businessman wouldn't want to do a deal that could cost him more money than the benefit it brings, right?" President Ren said.
"Then what about standing by your nation and your people?" Xu Cheng looked into his eyes and said, word for word, "You should know the consequence of shorting yuan, right? The moment a financial crisis erupts, publicly-traded companies will be the first ones to get screwed over. By then, how much money do you think you will lose?"
President Ren frowned. "Shorting yuan? Where did you get this news from?"
Chapter 151: Our Boss Wants to Have a Word with You (Part two)
It wasn't an impossible thing. If the underground money house really had that plan, then President Ren really had to be on the alert. After all, although he would lose a couple dozen billion yuan of black money, for someone at his level, money really was just a number, and he could make that money back in a few years. Rather, if he really decided to side with the underground money house and the Wei Nation, then his reputation would sink all the way to h.e.l.l if some financial crisis did happen in the future.
Xu Cheng caught wind of this from a conversation between Chang Qing and Hetian, and that was why he was in such a hurry to pull the underground money house up by its roots.
"We obviously have our news channels, but we won't lie. Mr. Ren, you are a well-accomplished businessman and I don't want to force you to do things against your will. Can you tell me where the HQ of the underground money house is located?"
President Ren shook his head. "If we knew, then it wouldn't be underground anymore. In the entire city of Shangcheng, almost no client knows where they are located."
Xu Cheng suddenly asked, "Have you met a guy called Hetian?"
President Ren narrowed his eyes. "Yes, but I don't think you have the level of authority to go head to head against him. That guy's real ident.i.ty to the world is the vice-president of the Wei Nation Business Alliance, and even the emba.s.sy has a close connection with him. There's no stain in his background on the surface, so you would be dreaming if you want to go directly to him and arrest him."
Xu Cheng nodded. "Thanks for telling me."
Then, he turned around and was about to leave.
President Ren looked at his back and couldn't help but say, "The bodyguards around him aren't simple. You probably saw the bodyguard by Chang Qing named Niel, right?"
Xu Cheng paused for a moment, and then he nodded and replied, "Yea, wasn't he working for Chang Qing?"
"He was just an eye the underground money house planted on Chang Qing. Chang Qing's casino was responsible for laundering money for the underground money house's clients, and the underground money house obviously had to keep an eye on this important channel. Neil wasn't just there to protect Chang Qing, but also to monitor him. Otherwise, you think someone like Chang Qing had high enough status to hire a mercenary powerhouse like Neil?"
Xu Cheng snorted. "I found that guy unpleasant to look at since a long time ago. He was acting like he was superior to the people in Huaxia. I will go meet him."
Then, Xu Cheng left with Wu Gang.
"Boss, did he tell you the location of the underground money house?"
Xu Cheng walked into the elevator and shook his head. "No one knows where the vault is, but we didn't leave empty-handed. Go investigate for me who the vice-president of Wei Nation's business alliance is. I need a detailed profile report on him."
Wu Gang: "Yes, Sir!"
After getting back to the police station, Li Chao came over and said to him, "Boss, someone's here to look for you. He said he's your little brother."
Xu Cheng paused for a moment and then he saw Lin Lei sitting in the waiting room. He smiled and walked over. "Did you eat yet? Wanna come with me?"
"Of course, I'm going to live with you from now on, meals too," Lin Lei laughed and said as he stood up.
"Didn't your sis want you staying with her?"
"It's so boring there, and she always found me troublesome. I couldn't stand the boredom, and she couldn't stand my noise. You know as well, my sis likes a quiet environment, so she sent me off. She told me to tell you to treat me well."
Xu Cheng shook his head and bitterly smiled. Then, the two of them went to the parking lot to go out for food. Before they left, Wu Gang came just in time to give him the files on the vice-president of the Wei Nation Business Alliance.
Xu Cheng told Lin Lei to drive and he checked out the files. On it was a bald man in his fifties. On the resume, he did indeed seem like a distinguished entrepreneur, and he also had the philanthropist t.i.tle. As for whether he really was one or not, Xu Cheng wouldn't know. It was fine as long as he had the bald guy's address. Now, Xu Cheng wanted to meet up with that Neil guy.
Just at that moment, Lin Lei suddenly stomped on the brakes because a Maybach stopped in front of them. A bodyguard came over and said to Xu Cheng, "Mr. Xu, can we borrow you for a second? It's not far, just at that cafe across the street. Our boss wants to have a word with you."