Chapter 77: Shortlisted for Chinese Arts
The internet was abuzz, but it did not alarm Xia Wanyuan.
At that moment, Xia Wanyuan was engrossed in the homework Jun Shiling had given her.
Ever since Xia Wanyuan showed her interest in finance, Jun Shiling had told her some international theories. After that, he even gave her some “homework”.
Looking at the dense data on the computer, Xia Wanyuan was a little confused. After all, this was the first time she had systematically come into contact with the modern financial system.
But thinking that she was about to take over the Xia family’s business, Xia Wanyuan calmed down and looked at it seriously.
“Young Master, this is Miss Xia’s new publicity video.”
Xuan Sheng’s assistant did not know that Xuan Sheng had lost interest in Xia Wanyuan, so he still showed Xuan Sheng everything about Xia Wanyuan.
Although Xuan Sheng was unrestrained and had an unruly personality, he was indeed talented and serious when it came to work.
Xuan Sheng was flipping through the proposal in his hand. Before he could stop his assistant, the latter had already placed the video in front of him.
Xuan Sheng frowned and was about to turn it off when the video played the first time the Heavenly Spirit Princess met Lin Xiao.
The first time Xuan Sheng met Xia Wanyuan was in a video secretly taken from Ruan Yingyu. From the looks of it, that scene should be the one in the video.
However, the video at that time was too dim. After professional lighting, the entire scene became exquisite.
The street lights were heavy as the masked purple-clothed girl glided over. Her intelligent eyes seemed to contain a pool of spring water. When the light shone in her eyes, it was difficult to tell whether the moonlight was more beautiful or her eyes were more beautiful.
The night breeze blew down the little princess’s veil. She was as beautiful as jade. When he met the handsome knight’s eyes, the little princess’s shy expression actually made Xuan Sheng’s heart itch.
“Tsk.” Xuan Sheng touched the tip of his nose. ‘She’s so pretty. What a pity.’
He had originally thought that Xia Wanyuan was a snow lotus on the peak of ice and snow. Who would have thought that she was just a canary raised by Jun Shiling? Although this canary was embedded with gold and jade and was indeed beautiful, it was only a canary.
Thinking of this, Xuan Sheng turned off the video. He was too lazy to watch anymore.
He reread the proposal in his hand. Although the head of the Xia family’s company did not have much ability, the Xia family’s foundation was deep and the head of the Xia family was considered to be average. Hence, he had always been able to bring him stable benefits.
After he had invested the money, he had rarely cared about the Xia family’s company. He did not expect that after staying abroad for a while, when he returned, the Xia family was already bankrupt. The money he had invested was also deeply involved and he could not withdraw it.
“Tell the investment department to do an evaluation of the Xia family company and arrange a meeting with the company’s representative next week.”
“Yes, Young Master.”
The assistant stepped forward and took the video board. From Young Master Xuan’s expression, he guessed that he had lost interest in Xia Wanyuan. He had thought that Young Master Xuan was serious this time, but his passion had only lasted half a month. However, the assistant only dared to think about these words in his heart.
The higher-ups of the Jun Corporation held another online meeting.
Looking at the familiar large bookcase behind Jun Shiling, everyone knew that President Jun must have held an online meeting at home.
The higher-ups were confused. They felt that conferences had been happening more frequently online recently. Could it be that the Big Boss had something important to attend to at home that prevented him from meeting in the company?
However, everyone only dared to wonder in their hearts. Anyway, they did not have to face Jun Shiling directly in the online meeting, and they really did not want to see him.
“The target for this season is…”
Everyone began to report their work. After an hour, most of the work had been arranged under Jun Shiling’s guidance.
“Jun Shiling, I have a few questions I don’t understand. Can you explain them to me?”
A silvery voice sounded from the camera. When everyone heard this familiar voice, their hearts burned with gossip.
I think it’s the lady from the previous time?
The big boss is hiding a mistress in his golden house!
Wow, wow, wow. I’ve never heard of Big Boss getting married. Could it be his girlfriend?
Jun Shiling was wearing headphones. Xia Wanyuan did not know that Jun Shiling was in a meeting, so she went straight to the study.
“What don’t you understand?”
“I don’t understand some of the data. If you’re busy, teach me later.”
“Wait a moment,” Jun Shiling said to Xia Wanyuan, then looked at the camera in the meeting room. “Do you have anything else to say?”
“No, no. President Jun, we’ve reported everything. Please continue with your work.” Everyone expressed their loyalty, afraid that they would become the brightest bulb in the crowd if they were late.
“Mm.” Jun Shiling closed the meeting room, then got up and walked to Xia Wanyuan. “Let’s go and talk. I’m done.”
As Xia Wanyuan had expected, her father replied not long after.
Father Xia was willing to give Xia Wanyuan the shares of the Xia family company, but he wanted to continue working in the company, so Xia Wanyuan agreed.
In Father Xia’s heart, Xia Wanyuan was only vain enough to buy the Xia family’s shares with money. As for the details of the company’s governance, Xia Wanyuan had no idea. In the future, he would have to control the matters of the Xia family so that nothing would go wrong.
Although Xia Wanyuan had agreed, she did not intend to hand the company over to Father Xia. Father Xia was a cautious person in the past and liked to use trusted aides instead of focusing on selecting talents.
Over the past few days, she had learned a lot from Jun Shiling. After Xia Wanyuan obtained the shares of the Xia family, she planned to make a major change in management of the Xia family company. Only by injecting fresh blood and handing the company over to someone with the ability and drive would the company continue to develop.
“Hello, Elder Zhong.”
There seemed to be a lot of calls today. She had just finished answering Father Xia’s call when Elder Zhong called.
“Xiao Xia, congratulations. Your artwork has been selected. When will you have the time to come to school?”
Elder Zhong restrained himself a little. In fact, those old men at the art institute looked at the painting as if it was a treasure. They were even more shocked when they heard Elder Zhong say that the painting was drawn by a young person in the twenties.
They all asked Elder Zhong to invite the person who was painting to school. After all, they had lived for so long and had seen countless young talents. However, although the person who was painting was young, the ancient charm contained in the painting was rare.
Although modern science and technology developed very rapidly, China, a country with a long history, was filled with reverence and admiration for traditional culture. Xia Wanyuan very much admired their attitude towards historical culture.
If her painting style from a thousand years ago could bring some revelations to modern people and allow her to communicate with them, Xia Wanyuan was very willing.
“Xiao Xia, don’t take those comments online to heart. I’ve already clarified things for you.”
After settling the important matters, Elder Zhong thought of the criticism online directed at Xia Wanyuan and consoled her.
Xia Wanyuan thanked Elder Zhong, but even after hanging up the phone, she still did not know what the internet had said about her.
She opened the Weibo account that she had not been on for a long time and saw 999+messages flooded in.