"Secretary Liu." Yan Rusheng nodded politely and greeted him briefly.
Xuxu greeted Secretary Liu as well.
They sat around a round table.
Yan Rusheng was always discreet and cautious when meeting government officials. Hence there wasn't any waiters in the private room, so Xuxu had to serve them drinks.
Yan Rusheng and Secretary Liu chatted briefly before they embarked on the topic of Flourish & Prosper acquiring the land in Chengnan. Then, they began to discuss regarding the country's current development as well.
Xuxu sat quietly and she would give a smile when Secretary Liu occasionally glanced at her.
"Secretary Liu, I heard that the government is planning to develop the land in Haishan near the North city district? I heard that they are attracting investors, how is the progress so far?"
After beating around the bush, Yan Rusheng had finally brought up the main topic.
Haishan area near the North city district Isn't that where Tiny Stars Orphanage is located in?
Xuxu studied Yan Rusheng's expression with bewilderment as she tried to guess what was on his mind.
Why was he so concerned about that piece of land? He had asked Secretary Liu about the government attracting investors; was he interested in bidding for that piece of land as well?
Secretary Liu questioned him instead. "Why? Is Flourish & Prosper interested in that piece of land as well?"
Yan Rusheng nodded casually. "Of course, that piece of land is valuable."
Secretary Liu laughed heartily and said, "Haha, the government does have plans indeed. But it's still too early to discuss about attracting investors."
Then, he glanced and surveyed Xuxu briefly before smiling, "Since Young Master Yan has gotten news of the government's plan for the piece of land, you must be aware that we have not actually started working on it?"
Xuxu heard him and sneered silently in her heart. He must have gotten news that she had gone to the government's office.
And she had assumed that Yan Rusheng had requested to meet him because of her.
Shouldn't Secretary Liu have guessed that since Yan Rusheng had rejected his invitation to meet him regarding such a huge project in Chengnan; therefore, why would he be so uptight about the land that was worth only 30 million yuan?
Yan Rusheng glanced at Secretary Liu and his mouth curled with a polite and elegant smile. "I'll be frank with Secretary Liu then. Today I have a favor to ask of you."
Secretary Liu nodded. "President Yan please carry on. I will definitely help if it's within my ability."
"Tiny Stars Orphanage is located on the piece of land in Haishan area which the government is planning to acquire for 30 million yuan." Yan Rusheng paused before glancing at Xuxu.
Then he continued composedly, "My wife is trying to purchase the land from the owners and needs the government's approval. I will need your help then."
Secretary Liu wasn't in the least surprised but felt rather awkward. "This"
Xuxu looked at Yan Rusheng in surprise and she was visibly touched.
So he had offered to meet Secretary Liu because of the orphanage?
There was a warm sensation surging in her heart and that feeling was indescribable.
Yan Rusheng saw that Secretary Liu had fallen silent for quite some time and he smiled before continuing calmly. "I know that this is a little tricky, but I know that Secretary Liu is an expert at handling such matters. Just a few days ago, a refinery in Bei Wu Huan was reported to have polluted their surroundings. Didn't Secretary Liu manage to resolve it? Hence, I've faith in you."
Secretary Liu's face fell abruptly. "President Yan!"
His hand on the table was balled tightly into a fist instantly.