“Young Master Zheng, I heard that your brother, Zheng Hongda, staged a nude art performance in Shanghai a few days ago. It was a real eye-opener.”
Sun Qian naturally refused to back down and immediately retorted.
Zheng Hongliang said with no expression, “Didn’t your brother, Sun Jin, have his legs broken before getting driven out of the Sun family!”
Sun Qian suddenly looked at Zheng Hongliang, then sighed. “Forget it, what’s the point of talking about this? He is our common enemy.”
“That’s right, this brat is our common enemy.” Zheng Hongliang said, “Are you interested in joining hands to make him suffer so that he will get humiliated here?”
Sun Qian quickly shook his head and said, “Let’s just leave it. Like you said earlier, my brother’s legs were broken and he was kicked out of the Sun family. The old man naturally has his own plans, so I can’t mess around.”
Sun Shengtian’s punishment towards Sun Jin had caused an uproar in the Sun family. At the same time, it acted as a warning to others. Everyone saw the old man’s attitude, so no one dared to provoke Qin Haodong again.
Zheng Hongliang said, “Young Master Sun, are you scared out of your wits?”
Sun Qian shook his head bitterly. “Having courage is useless. It will only bring disaster to yourself.”
Zheng Hongliang said, “In fact, we can humiliate this kid without personally doing anything.”
Sun Qian looked up at him and asked, “How? Let me hear it.”
It could be said that he hated Qin Haodong very much now. If he had such an opportunity, of course, he would not miss it.
Zheng Hongliang said, “This kid is indeed amazing. His Daddy Security Company is so famous that some people even put it above our three families.
“But so what? Right now, it’s a business society, so it is useless to rely on force alone. Money is the main thing for solving everything. Do you think he would be able to attend this banquet by relying on just his Daddy Security Company or his identity?”
Sun Qian’s eyes lit up. It seemed like he had thought of something and he asked, “What does Young Master Zheng mean?”
Zheng Hongliang laughed a little. “Do you still need to ask? He couldn’t have gotten an invitation from the Haodong Group. This kid must have sneaked in using his skills. As long as we tell the manager of this banquet, he will be kicked out.
“When that time comes, we can stand on the side and mock him. Also, he brought this upon himself, it can’t be blamed on anyone else.”
“Young Master Zheng, what a great idea!”
Sun Qian gave Zheng Hongliang a thumbs up.
At that moment, a slightly chubby middle-aged man walked over with a friendly smile on his face. His last name was Zhang, and he was the manager appointed by Ye Qing. He was responsible for the management of today’s banquet.
Zheng Hongliang stepped forward and said, “Manager Zhang, there is something I need to tell you. Someone has sneaked into the banquet!”
Manager Zhang laughed and said, “Young Master Zheng, you are joking with me, right? Our banquet has a very strict security check. How could someone have sneaked in?”
“I’m not joking with you. Someone really has sneaked in. If you don’t believe me, you can ask Young Master Sun!”
After Zheng Hongliang spoke, Sun Qian nodded to testify.
Manager Zhang’s face changed greatly. Ye Qing attached great importance to this banquet. If an outsider had really sneaked in, he would definitely be severely punished.
“Young masters, where is the person you guys are talking about?”
Zheng Hongliang pointed at Qin Haodong and said, “It’s him. How can a person who runs a security company have tens of billions of yuan in assets, let alone get an invitation from President Ye? He must have snuck in.”
Sun Qian also said, “Look at what he’s wearing. Everything adds up to around 1,000 to 2,000 yuan. Although he has a security company, he is just a country bumpkin. People in our circle can tell at a glance.”
Manager Zhang looked at Qin Haodong, who was talking happily with Zhou Xinzhu. Indeed, this man was dressed too ordinarily and did not fit in with the aristocracy of those who were from powerful families next to him.
Also, from the way he ate by taking big mouthfuls, he did not seem to have the demeanor of a gentleman at all.
Thinking of this, the manager already believed Zheng Hongliang’s words and immediately walked towards Qin Haodong.
Zheng Hongliang and Sun Qian looked at each other and smiled. It seemed their plot had succeeded, and they also walked over. They wanted to see how Qin Haodong was going to be kicked out.
When Zhou Xinzhu saw these people walk over, she had a bad feeling and asked, “Manager Zhang, is there something you need?”
Manager Zhang smiled formally and said, “Miss Zhou, it’s nothing. I just want to see the invitation from this gentleman,” he said as he looked at Qin Haodong.
Zhou Xinzhu immediately understood and said angrily, “Zheng Hongliang, Sun Qian, you two did this?”
She thought the same as they did and believed that Qin Haodong had sneaked in.
Hearing that the two of them were surnamed Sun and Zheng, Qin Haodong knew what was happening, and he looked at them coldly.
Sun Qian quickly lowered his head. He didn’t even have the courage to look him in the eye.
In contrast, Zheng Hongliang was much calmer. He spread his hands and said, “Xinzhu, you’re mistaken. We just happened to walk past. This has nothing to do with us.”
Manager Zhang naturally knew how to be a gentleman. He said with a smile, “This is indeed my personal decision. It has nothing to do with these two young masters. I just want to see this gentleman’s invitation.”
Qin Haodong looked at Manager Zhang and said, “Give me a reason.”
Manager Zhang said slightly awkwardly, “Sir, please excuse me for being impertinent. I just think you are new here, so I’d like to have a look at your invitation.”
Qin Haodong pointed at everyone in the banquet and said, “Manager Zhang, there are so many people here, do you know every single one of them? Or are you going to check everyone’s invitation card again?”
Although Qin Haodong had the invitation with him, the manager only wanted to check his. It was obvious that the manager was discriminating against him, so naturally, he would not give in so easily.
However, when Manager Zhang heard what Qin Haodong said, he was further convinced that this man had no invitation and was just bluffing.
The manager said, “Sir, it is my duty to check the invitation cards. Please cooperate with me.”
Qin Haodong shook his head and said, “I’m sorry, but I won’t cooperate with you. If you are suspicious of me, you can go ask the bodyguards at the entrance.”
Zheng Hongliang sneered and said, “Is it that you don’t want to cooperate or that you don’t have an invitation? The starting threshold for the financial summit held by the Haodong Group is assets worth 10 billion yuan. Some people don’t seem to be qualified enough to come at all.”
The smile on Manager Zhang’s face had disappeared and he said coldly, “Sir, if you can’t show me your invitation card, please leave.”
Their conversation had attracted a lot of people’s attention, and they all came over to watch. Zheng Hongliang and Sun Qian felt proud inside. Qin Haodong was about to be kicked out, so they were extremely happy.
Zhou Xinzhu said anxiously, “Manager Zhang, this is my friend.”
Manager Zhang said, “Miss Zhou, you have an invitation, so you are our VIP guest here. However, this gentleman does not have an invitation, which means he is not a member here. Therefore, I can only do my job, otherwise, President Ye will punish me if she finds out.”
Qin Haodong’s face darkened. This guy was obviously convinced that he had no invitation card. Did he look like someone who had sneaked in?
Right when he was thinking about whether he should become angry or not, Zhou Xinzhu said, “Manager Zhang, according to the rules of this summit, I am a member and I can recommend new members. I now officially recommend Qin Haodong as a member of this summit.”
Zheng Hongliang sneered, “Xinzhu, you are correct. This rule indeed exists in the terms of this summit. However, it requires the recommendation of four members, so relying on you alone is not enough.
“If Young Master Sun and I help, it might be enough. It’s a pity that we are not willing to help.”
At this point, he smiled proudly, as if he could see Qin Haodong being driven out of the venue by security guards.
“Four members are required, right? Then count me in.”
Everyone looked towards the direction of the voice and saw a tall woman walking over. She was the head of the Japanese Yagyuu family, Yagyuu Yukime.
She walked up to Manager Zhang and said, “I recommend Mr. Qin to become a member of this summit. At the same time, I announce that anyone who is Mr. Qin’s enemy will be our Yagyuu family’s enemy.”
A commotion occurred as soon as those words were spoken.
Everyone knew who Yagyuu Yukime was. She was the leader of the Japanese Yagyuu family. Not only was she beautiful, but she was also cruel. She was a powerful figure whose words had influence. There were more than 10 consortiums under her family and their affiliated families.
At this financial summit, many people wanted to work with the Yagyuu family. However, they did not expect that such a figure would publicly stand up in support of Qin Haodong. This made many people who did not know Qin Haodong become curious. Who was this young man? How could there be someone with such a personality and charm?
Sun Qian and Zheng Hongliang gritted their teeth secretly. What was so good about this pretty boy? Why did so many beautiful women have a crush on him? They were both handsome and outstanding, yet why did no one take a fancy to them?
Zheng Hongliang said, “Even with the Yagyuu family’s master, it is still only two people and that does not meet the requirements of the summit.”
“Then count me in.”
With the stiff tone of the Huaxia Language, Maldini Jr. appeared in front of Qin Haodong.
The crowd who had just calmed down started to make a commotion again. In terms of their status in the financial world, Maldini Jr. was definitely above Yagyuu Yukime. The Midas Investment Corporation he controlled was one of the most influential investment companies in the world. Countless people hoped to be invested by the Midas Corporation one day.
Also, Maldini Jr. had an awesome dad, Old Maldini. He was a leader in the global financial world. With just a sneeze, he could make the global financial markets tremble.
It could be said that Maldini Jr. was the most influential figure apart from Ye Qing at this financial summit.
“Mr. Qin, we meet again.”
Maldini Jr. gave Qin Haodong an affectionate bear hug, and then turned towards the crowd and said, “Like the beautiful Miss Yagyuu, I officially announce that Mr. Qin is a friend of our Maldini family, and his enemy is my enemy.”
As soon as the words were spoken, the entire audience was silent. They looked at Qin Haodong with shock and respect. What on earth was the origin of this young man, who could become friends with the Maldini family? Was he an illegitimate son of some political giant? Or was he the main heir of a big family?
Manager Zhang was shocked by the scene in front of him. If there was only Zhou Xinzhu, he could have completely ignored her. However, there was Yagyuu Yukime and Maldini Jr as well now standing next to Qin Haodong. Would he dare to kick someone like that out of the venue?
However, it was impossible to back down from the current situation. Manager Zhang could not kick the person out, nor could he back away.
Zheng Hongliang forcefully suppressed his jealousy and said again, “Even with Mr. Maldini Jr., it is only three people. You still need one more person to meet the summit’s requirement.”
In his view, as the members present were each nobler than the other, it was already good enough for Qin Haodong to find three people. Therefore, it was impossible for him to find a fourth person.
However, right at that moment, another crisp voice sounded. “Count me in as well!”