Qin Haodong said, “Got it, Sister Liu. It’s fine as long as the purchased medicinal materials are used on the same day. Leave the rest to us. We’ll figure it out.”
Liu Yage nodded, then turned and left the office.
Qin Haodong said again, “I didn’t expect that there would be another incident with purchasing medicinal materials after only a few days. It seems that for the sake of the Chinese medicine industry, it’s best that we control the wholesale market of medicinal materials.”
Lin Momo said, “I have also thought about this. After Wang Dacheng caused trouble last time, I went to find someone to calculate the funding budget. If you want to fully acquire the Chinese medicine wholesale market, you will need at least three billion yuan. We are currently short on funds, so I put it aside for the time being. I didn’t expect it to be bought by someone else so soon.”
Qin Haodong said, “Three billion yuan? It is indeed not a small sum.”
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Lin Momo frowned and said, “I wonder who bought the medicine market. Generally speaking, it is not appropriate to have large price fluctuations when the acquisition has just been completed. They suddenly increased the herb price a lot. Is it on impulse, or are they targeting us?”
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After Qin Haodong spoke, he pulled out his cell phone and called Wang Rubing. The Government had to know about such a big acquisition.
“Haodong, what’s up?”
Wang Rubing’s voice was steady. It seemed that her mood had returned to normal.
“How is it going on your side? How are things with Zhang Hao?”
“It’s okay. Much better than yesterday, but the mood is still low.”
“It will take a while for anyone who experiences this situation to digest everything. It will gradually get better.” After talking about Zhang Hao, Qin Haodong said, “Sister, I want to ask you about something. I heard that a foreign company bought the wholesale market for Chinese traditional medicine. Are you aware of their situation?”
Wang Rubing said, “I know this. The acquisition was completed yesterday. It was a major success for the merchant bureau in attracting investment. The specific details have been reported.”
“What are the specific details? Who is the investor?”
“It’s Yagyuu Corporation from Japan. They invested three billion yuan to acquire the Chinese herb market. I heard they are going to make it stronger and bigger.”
Wang Rubing said, “The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs put together an investigative group and sent it to Jiangnan City. The head of the group is Yagyuu Yukime. This was very important for the merchant bureau. I heard tonight that they organized a banquet south of the Yangtze River hotel. Given the scale and influence of Tangmen Company, you should be able to receive an invitation. Don’t you know about this?”
“I just returned, so I’m still unclear on the specific details,” Qin Haodong said thoughtfully, “Yagyuu Corporation, Yagyuu Yukime. I didn’t expect it to be them. I can’t believe they are here so soon.”
Wang Rubing said, “Why? Are you close with them?”
Qin Haodong said, “Of course I am. Yagyuu Hirai, who kidnapped you last time, is from Yagyuu Corporation. I’m guessing they came to Huaxia this time to do more than just talk about business. They must have another purpose.”
“It’s them. Haodong, are they here to take revenge?”
Wang Rubing immediately became nervous when she heard that these were the people who had kidnapped her.
“You don’t need to be nervous. Since they came to Huaxia through the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they probably won’t do anything that’s out of line. At least it seems that way on the surface.”
Qin Haodong said after thinking for a bit, “But it’s better to be careful. I will arrange a few people to protect you for a few days. Don’t worry, if they are here for me, then things will be taken care of very quickly.”
When she thought about Yagyuu Hirai’s people, who Qin Haodong had killed, Wang Rubing said, “Haodong, the Japanese came here through the authorities this time. You must be careful and discrete.”
Qin Haodong hung up. He turned around and called Saber over before asking him to assign two capable employees of Daddy Security Company to protect Wang Rubing.
After he finished organizing everything, Lin Momo asked, “Is everything clear now? What is going on?”
“The Japanese Yagyuu family acquired the Chinese herb wholesale market. Some time ago, I killed nearly 100 of the Yagyuu family’s experts in Huaxia. You could say that their hatred is as deep as the sea. This time, they suddenly came to Huaxia, so they must be here for me.”
Lin Momo said a little nervously, “Then what should we do?”
“I don’t think the Yagyuu family came to Huaxia just to acquire a Chinese herb wholesale market. They must have another purpose. Let’s not panic. We’ll wait and see,” Qin Haodong said, “I heard the merchant bureau held a banquet for the Japanese delegation. Did we receive an invitation?”
Lin Momo said, “You just reminded me. I almost forgot that we did receive an invitation yesterday afternoon. I wasn’t planning on going, so I didn’t pay too much attention to it.”
After going through that situation with the Wang family’s Chamber of Commerce from the south of the Yangtze River last time, she was a bit conflicted with things like banquets. Therefore, after she had received the invitation, she had immediately thrown it aside.
While talking, she took out an exquisitely-crafted invitation from her desk and gave it to Qin Haodong.
Qin Haodong took it to have a look. On the back, it was signed by Jiangnan City’s Merchant Bureau and Yagyuu Corporation. The banquet had been organized by both parties.
He put down the invitation and told Lin Momo, “Go get ready. We will go together tonight.”
“We are really going?”
“Of course. Otherwise, how could we discover the ace up the Yagyuu family’s sleeve? We need to resolve everything regarding the Chinese herb wholesale market as soon as possible. Otherwise, we will face pressure to increase costs every day.”
Lin Momo nodded. That was true. They needed to resolve this issue right now.
“You do your thing. I will go make some preparations.”
After he spoke, Qin Haodong turned and left his room. Only when you know yourself and your enemy can you win 100 battles. He needed to fully understand the Yagyuu family’s situation before they confronted each other.
First, he called Qi Waner to ask her to collect information regarding the Yagyuu family. Then, he called Hu Xiaoxian.
Hu Xiaoxian’s charming voice came through the phone soon. “Little man, how come you are calling me? Do you need my help with something again?”
Qin Haodong said awkwardly, “Uh… I want to ask you something.”
“I know you wouldn’t think of me if you didn’t need anything. Doesn’t matter. You’re my little man after all. So, what do you want to ask?”
Qin Haodong briefly explained that Yagyuu Yukime was leading a delegation to Huaxia before he said, “I want to know why the Yagyuu family came to Huaxia, as well as any other information regarding the Yagyuu family.”
Hu Xiaoxian said, “I started to pay attention to the Yagyuu family after the battle last time. I have collected a lot of relevant information.
The Yagyuu family suffered a big loss after around 100 of their experts were killed, especially their First Elder, Yagyuu Ken. In order to avoid being swallowed by other families, their defense has been shrinking.
The Yagyuu family’s recent financial status hasn’t been very good either. I’m guessing that they came to Huaxia to resolve this problem. However, I’m not sure exactly what methods they are using…”
She went on and on, telling Qin Haodong all the information she knew.
After listening, Qin Haodong asked, “How much do you know about this woman named Yagyuu Yukime?”
Hu Xiaoxian said, “Yagyuu Yukime is very famous in Japan. She was known as the most promising Talented Beauty. At the age of 16, she stepped into the Yagyuu Ken family’s ninja rankings that were above three stars. That is equal to a Huaxia expert with level-nine Covert Power.
After she became an adult, she received the nickname of a two-sided beauty. She was sometimes cold as an iceberg and sometimes warm as a flame. People found it difficult to understand her character, so she was called two-sided.
There was a total of 16 words about her in the Xuanyuan Pavilion’s archive: As beautiful as a flower, the heart of a devil, changeable personality, and superb skill.”
“Two-faced beauty? That’s very interesting.” Qin Haodong smiled playfully.
“Little man, your thoughts didn’t get crooked when you heard she is beautiful, did they? Listen to me, Yagyuu Yukime is not a normal woman. People don’t say she has the heart of a devil for no reason. She once kicked five men’s balls and cut them off. If you meet her, you need to protect your jewels.”
“Uh…” Black lines appeared on Qin Haodong’s head as he said, “Don’t worry. I wouldn’t take a fancy to this woman even if she took off all her clothes.”
“Don’t be so confident. Wait until you meet Yagyuu Yukime first. That woman is indeed very beautiful. She might take your breath away.”
Hu Xiaoxian laughed before hanging up the phone.
At that moment, the information Qi Waner had inquired about came through on the computer. Qin Haodong briefly looked at it. The information was similar to what Hu Xiaoxian had told him.
However, the list of the members in the Japanese delegation group surprised him a little. Apart from Yagyuu Yukime, the others were all ordinary people. None of them were warriors. For a moment, he didn’t quite understand the Yagyuu family’s intentions.
Although Yagyuu Yukime was only one person, she was an expert half-step at the supreme power level, which was enough to attract Qin Haodong’s attention.
After he collected this information, he saw that there was still a little time left until the banquet. Thus, he took out the elixir furnace and refined two more elixir pills.
When he walked out of his office again, it was close to evening. Lin Momo had changed into a black, deep V-neck dress, and on her head was a beautiful studded headpiece. Overall, she looked more retro than usual. The dress gave off a strong design sense, as she looked sexy but not indecent. Her exquisite facial features exuded her charm, making Qin Haodong’s eyes lit up.
He smiled with open arms. “My child’s mother, you are very beautiful. Come and give me a kiss.”
“Stop it. Hurry up and change clothes. It’s almost time.” Lin Momo pushed Qin Haodong away as she pointed to a tuxedo hanging on the side.
“I also need to change?”
“Of course! When you attend a banquet like this, you need to dress more formally.”
Qin Haodong began changing as he spoke. There were no changes when it came to men’s business and party attire. A simple white shirt with a black tuxedo and a black bow tie would do.
However, Qin Haodong was already very handsome. In combination with his close-to-perfect figure, he exuded a different aura while wearing such a suit.
After he changed, he asked Lin Momo, “What do you think? Could I seduce a rich woman?”
Lin Momo gave him a death stare. “You still want to seduce someone? Are you saying you don’t have enough women?”
“Uh… Let’s go, we are going to be late.”
Qin Haodong quickly took Lin Momo’s hand as they walked out together.
The Yagyuu Corporation had come to Huaxia and received the warm hospitality of Jiangnan City’s merchants. Tonight, they had specially organized a business banquet and invited many entrepreneurs from Jiangnan City to attend it. They wanted to enhance friendly exchanges between the two sides and increase the opportunities for joint ventures and cooperation.
The reception started at 7 p.m. at the Dreamy Jiangnan Hotel.
What was different this time was that the banquet was held at the hotel’s garden, where there was green grass, singing birds, and fragrant flowers. All this, coupled with the beautiful lighting, made people feel more comfortable than at a reception held indoors.
Yagyuu Corporation was the main leader of the banquet, so its personnel arrived very early. Among the crowd was a tall, slim, curvaceous figure that attracted people’s attention. It was Yagyuu Yukime, also known as the two-faced witch.