The Villainous Celebrity Wife of the CEO - chapter 65
At ten o’clock in the evening, for other office workers, it’s time to go home from work, change into comfy clothes and collapse comfortably on their sofas. However, for Mu Xiulun, he worked overtime at least five days a week. Even if he didn’t need to do so, he would rather stay in the company for a few more hours than go home and see his adoptive mother’s face.
Five years ago, after returning from his master’s degree, Mu Xiulun took over a small company thrown to him by the Mu family. EP Mining Group was a big enterprise, with more than 20 subsidiaries controlled by it. However, its small companies had been losing money for years. After taking over the company, Mu Xiulun gave up its original resources and went into the non-ferrous metal business.
This move was very risky. There were more than 7,000 non-ferrous metal enterprises in China, of which more than 1,000 are in a state of loss, with tens of billions lost every year.
In a narrow sense, “nonferrous metals” refer to metals other than ferrous metals (iron, manganese and chromium), including common metals such as gold, silver, copper and aluminum. Non-ferrous metals are widely used. Communications, aerospace, construction, electricity, transportation and other industries all need a large amount of non-ferrous metals.
China’s own production capacity was insufficient and had been in a huge trade deficit as of late.
It looked like a big cake, but it was not so easy for this cake to be swallowed—it needed good government relations to get into power and space, and it relied heavily on table culture to build and communicate.
Dozens of people in the Mu family were waiting to see Mu Xiulun’s plans to hit rock bottom. They didn’t expect that he would bypass layers of blockade and become famous from winning a big prize at the bidding meeting of foreign automobile groups that set up factories in China!
Then there came his second, third and fourth achievements—all of which rose up their grudge against him.
The automobile industry is in great demand for stainless steel, and non-ferrous metal “nickel” is the most important raw material for producing stainless steel. Nickel is concentrated in the Philippines and Indonesia.
In recent months, Mu Xiulun took the lead in the overseas investment department and finally, last week, he bought a nickel and iron company in Indonesia. In this way, the whole line of mining, smelting, importing had been strung together.
Mu Xiulun was very frank and gave the staff seven days of paid leave with a wave of his hand. Tonight, the overseas investment department held a celebration dinner in a bar. it was said that he would have to drink all night.
“Chief Mu, are you really not going to the celebration dinner tonight?” The secretary asked respectfully.
“No, it’s still the same as before. You represent me at the celebration dinner.” Mu Xiulun casually put the document that had just been read on the right hand side, “If I go, no celebration will take place.”
“How can that be?” The secretary contended to be a dog, begging his owner to walk him outside. Mu Xiulun’s intimidating aura and demands always scared his workers away. He was not fond of these celebrations and had never become the life of the party.
“Although they often complain about working overtime, those young people like you very much! Even saying you are the best entrepreneur!”
“Well, I know.” Mu Xiulun did not raise his head and his voice was calm. “What I meant was that if I went to the bar, they would only stare at me admiringly.” said Mu Xiulun, completely aware of his effect on everyone.
Oh mama! Even in acting as a cute, licking dog, the secretary felt that he was still incompetent. In overcoming his boss’ narcissistic mindset, he couldn’t do a thing.
Come on, Su Shuang! You’ve got to try harder! The secretary urged himself.
However, Mu Xiulun was indeed telling the truth. Even in the entertainment circle, his appearance was quite noticeable. When he first signed a contract with Su Jin, the paparazzi caught them on a date. Since the paparazzi didn’t know all about him, they thought he was a new artist based on his looks.
They wrote an ironic little gossip about “A Private Meeting of the Small Flower with a Handsome Man from an S Family”, which was torn to pieces by fans.
The secretary was about to say something when suddenly, a loud noise of music which was fitting to be referred as a noise pollution rang from the outside.
Accompanying the music, there was also a male voice screaming at the top of his lungs.
“Listen to the 99 roses song!”
The rock music’s loudness was unparalleled.
“… the road downstairs is blocked. it seems that there is a film crew filming.” The secretary covered his ears.
“Filming? It doesn’t sound like it.”
Mu Xiulun got up and walked to the French window and looked down.
Their company rented one to five floors of this office building, and the part of the road where the movie was filmed was just downstairs. Looking down from the fifth floor, everything on the road was clearly visible.
As the secretary said, the whole street was separated. Two nanny cars were parked at a little distance and a small shed was built around them. It looked like the rest area for the staff. Now, a group of more than 20 gangsters with colorful hair, gathered like flies and were wreaking havoc.
Few of the gangsters were pushing a huge trumpet and playing music in succession.
Several staff members are negotiating with the group of gangsters, one of whom was holding a stack of pink and colourful banknotes. Not far away, the performers gathered in twos and threes and were watching the drama.
Mu Xiulun immediately deduced that the gangsters were extorting money and that if the crew did not agree with their demands, they would interfere with the shooting.
Mu Xiulun didn’t care about these at all, but the loud loudspeaker did affect his work.
He ordered his secretary in an indifferent, low voice, “Call the police.”
The order wasn’t executed though, for in the next second, a harsher sound of a vehicle horn was heard.