“Then I’ll give you my opinion.” Qin Haodong looked at the audience and said, “For the next step of the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association, I’d like to put forward three points for the time being.
The first one is to improve our internal communication. Mr. Gao just said that we have had internal exchanges before, but they are only limited to the exchange of experience between each other. They are not focused on improving each other’s medical skills.
What I want to say is that, we all need to share our own unique skills. At least, some of them should be shared for others to learn from them, so that we can really improve the medical skills of each one of us. Only when our medical skills are improved, will the development of traditional Chinese medicine not be empty talk.”
As he said this, everyone present went silent. Although everyone agreed with Qin Haodong, people were selfish. Some old Chinese medicinal treatments were secret prescriptions handed down in families from generation to generation and were not passed on to outsiders at all. How could they be shared?
Gao Fengwen frowned slightly. In his opinion, Qin Haodong’s idea was too naive and impractical. Many Chinese doctors thought that their secret recipes were more important than their lives. How could they take them out and share them with others?
Qin Haodong said, “I know what you are thinking. Traditional Chinese medicine belongs to everyone. As long as you share these unique skills, the whole country will benefit. Of course, I don’t want you to make contributions for free.
I’d like to set up an evaluation team with Mr. Gao and some other people. After you share a secret treatment, we will evaluate it and give you financial compensation based on its value. The minimum compensation will be 10,000 yuan, and the maximum could be 1 million yuan.”
The audience went into an uproar. No one had expected that the young president would give such a big compensation right after taking office. This huge reward was enough to make everyone excited. However, they knew all about the foundation of the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association. Even the site they used was borrowed. How could they have the money to pay this reward?
Qin Haodong then said, “As the president, I’ll set an example. I have a Yin-Yang Acupuncture treatment here. I’m willing to give it to the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association for free. After the meeting, I’ll print it and give each of you a manual.”
“What? Yin-Yang Acupuncture?”
Gao Fengwen and the others were shocked by Qin Haodong’s words. When they heard about Qin Haodong’s Yin-Yang Acupuncture, they immediately opened their mouths in surprise.
As old Chinese medicine practitioners, all of them had heard of the reputation of Yin-Yang Acupuncture. It was definitely one of the top five acupuncture methods in the history of Chinese traditional medicine. Although it was very effective to balance Yin-Yang and dredge meridians, this technique had been lost for many years. No one had expected that Qin Haodong would have this acupuncture method, let alone that he would share it with everyone for free!
“This exchange is just an idea of mine. Let’s discuss it later.” Qin Haodong then said, “My second idea is to establish a school of traditional Chinese medicine. If we want to develop traditional Chinese medicine, it is certainly not enough to rely on elders alone. Even if you can do it well, after ten or twenty years, when you die, who will we rely on? The development of traditional Chinese medicine has to rely on the younger generation!
Thus, if we want to develop traditional Chinese medicine, we must lay a good foundation and train young people.”
This time, Gao Fengwen said, “President, these two suggestions are good, but they all require money. Our association does not have any funds. How can we give out rewards? How can we establish a school?”
The others were also deprecating these ideas. Although they agreed with Qin Haodong, the idea of encouraging everyone to come out with their own unique skills by rewarding them was very novel. The association didn’t have enough money. Without money, this was all just a fantasy.
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “The third point I want to mention is making money. Both the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association and everyone here need money. No one can live without money, so making money is the most basic thing we need.
Profit is the key to the development of traditional Chinese medicine. Both for the development of a country and an industry, an economic basis is indispensable.”
Zhong Sihai said, “But how can we make money? Can we change our volunteering visits to patients to fee-based ones?”
“Of course we can’t do that. We need to do more volunteering visits in the future,” Qin Haodong said, “There are two main ways for the association to make money. First, it is not possible to turn everyone’s medical skills into money as soon as possible by practicing medicine alone.
If anyone has a valuable prescription like the Blood Revival Pill, Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company will help mass-produce it. 80% of the profits will be given to the owner of the prescription and 20% to the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association.”
This proposal made an impression on everyone’s minds. They all admired Qin Haodong for this method. In other words, Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company would contribute to the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association for free, which meant that Qin Haodong would make donations to the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association.
Gao Fengwen said, “President Qin, this is a good idea, but it’s a long-term plan. We can’t make profit for the time being. What’s your second suggestion?”
Qin Haodong said, “The second way would be to let some rich people who love traditional Chinese medicine donate money to our association. When we have a start-up fund, we can set up the school of traditional Chinese medicine, go to the TV station to give some health lectures, and start some health classes at the school so that we can be self-sufficient.”
“Donations?” Gao Fengwen smiled bitterly. “Doctor Qin, to tell you the truth, I have tried this in the past few years, but many people are not optimistic about the traditional Chinese medicine industry. No one is willing to donate to us.”
The others were also disappointed. Donations were too unreliable. Who would donate to traditional Chinese medicine these days?
Suddenly, Qin Haodong’s cell phone rang in his pocket.
“Sorry, I’ll take this call first!”
As he spoke, he pressed the answer button. On the other side of the line, he heard Old Maldini’s rough Celestial Empire accent.
“Dear Doctor Qin, how are you?”
“Not bad, Old Maldini. How are you?”
“Well, I’m feeling very good!” Old Maldini said excitedly, “After taking your Physique-Improving Pill, I feel like I’m young again. I could beat a bull with one punch.”
“Mr. Old Maldini, you wouldn’t call me to say that, would you? What else can I do for you?”
Old Maldini said in an exaggerated tone, “Doctor Qin, you are so smart. There are two main things I called you about. First of all, congratulations on the development of the Blood Revival Pill. Chinese medicine is really amazing. It has left me speechless. Now I wonder if God is helping you. After all, many miracles have happened to you.”
“Even you know about this?” Qin Haodong was slightly surprised. Although the Blood Revival Pill had caused a great sensation, this sensation was only limited to the pharmaceutical industry. He hadn’t expected this foreign old man to know about it.
Old Maldini said, “Of course I know. Although I am not a doctor, I am an investor. I am in charge of five multinational investment companies. I naturally need to know about the latest developments in the world and find the most valuable projects.
Doctor Qin, are you interested in cooperating with me? I can invest in the Blood Revival Pill as much as you want. The proportion of profit distribution will also depend on you.”
If anyone else in the financial world heard this, they would be shocked. Old Maldini had always been known for his strictness and harshness when it came to investing. He had never been so generous.
Qin Haodong smiled slightly. The foreign old man really had good taste. He was aware of the value of the Blood Revival Pill. However, Qin Haodong had no interest in cooperating with him whatsoever.
“Mr. Old Maldini, my factory has begun to mass-produce the pills. Maybe we can cooperate next time. Let’s talk about the second thing you want now.”
“Doctor Qin, it’s a pity that I can’t cooperate with you.” Over the phone, Old Maldini shook his head and then said, “In fact, I’m asking you for medical help this time.”
“Medical help? You just said that you are in good health. Is there something wrong with you?”
Qin Haodong felt a little strange. After taking his Physique-Improving Pill, it was estimated that Old Maldini would not get sick in years.
It’s not me, but my son Maldini Jr. He’s not very well. After seeing the magic of traditional Chinese medicine, I want to ask you to treat him. He’s very obsessed with traditional Chinese medicine, and he’s also your fan.”
Qin Haodong said, “Oh! Well, we are friends. Let him come here and I can treat him at any time.”
Qin Haodong didn’t even ask what had made Maldini Jr. sick. He just let Maldini Jr. come to him. Only Qin Haodong had this kind of confidence.
Old Maldini said, “Thank you, Qin. I know you will help me. As long as you cure my son’s disease, you can charge as high a consultation fee as you like.”
“Mr. Maldini, we are already friends. I will not charge you any money for treating your son.” Upon speaking of this, Qin Haodong said, “However, are you interested in donating some money for public welfare?
I just took over as president of the Jiangnan Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association. We need your generous help for the development of traditional Chinese medicine.”
Old Maldini immediately said, “Of course, Doctor Qin, that’s no problem. My annual charity donations reach one billion. You can tell me how much I need to donate. Is 100 million enough? Oh, by the way, I’m talking about dollars.”
The meeting room was very quiet, so several of Gao Fengwen’s people heard the conversation between Qin Haodong and Old Maldini clearly. After hearing the figure suggested from the other side, those old men almost slid down their chairs. $100 million was a lot of money!
They couldn’t believe that someone would donate money to traditional Chinese medicine. In a flash, Qin Haodong had earned 100 million dollars. This was a miracle. However, everyone knew that it was as if Qin Haodong had donated this money out of his own pocket. The reason Old Maldini would donate money to the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association was entirely because he admired Qin Haodong.
Qin Haodong said, “That’s enough. Thank you, Mr. Maldini. We’ll welcome you to our country in the future. I will invite you to taste our special food.”
“You’re welcome, Mr. Qin. I have your account number, so I’ll transfer the money in ten minutes.”
Old Maldini was indeed the most famous investor in the world. He was good at investing as well as judging people. He had sensed that being friends with Qin Haodong would be absolutely worth it. Thus, he had no problem spending money and donating $100 million directly.
This had nothing to do with his son’s visit to Qin Haodong, as he knew that his investment in Qin Haodong would never cause him any losses.
After talking about the donation, Old Maldini said, “Doctor Qin, my son has already set out. He is expected to arrive in Jiangnan City in seven or eight hours. Then, we will call you!”
“Okay, I’ll wait for his call!”
Qin Haodong hung up the phone, turned to the audience and said with a smile, “Everyone, the first donation to the Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association is $100 million!”
“What? $100 million?”
Those old men had only heard Qin Haodong talking about a donation. They hadn’t known the amount of money that Old Maldini had donated. Therefore, they were surprised to hear that $100 million had been donated. They immediately opened their mouths wide. Several old men even dropped their dentures to the ground.
Qin Haodong had gotten a donation of $100 million just by chatting. There was no one else that could do this in the whole country. From now on, the Jiangnan Chinese Medicine Practitioner Association would no longer worry about funds.