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Shenzhen Fuyuan Group Chairman Miao Shouliang accepted Meizhou Daily's interview to talk about the new era of Hakka merchants

Struggling forward with Hakka spirit in mind

Update: 2017-06-19 16:13:05 Source: MeiZhou Daily Hits:43

Miao Shouliang,Chairman of Shenzhen Fuyuan Group, accepted Meizhou Daily's interview. (Photo Source: Meizhou daily, Shot by: Wu Tengjiang)

Recently, Dr. Miao Shouliang, member of the 10th and 11th CPPCC, honorary president of Guangdong Hakka Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Shenzhen Fuyuan Group, came to the Network Video Studio of Meizhou Daily's New Media Center, accepted an interview with Meizhou Daily, talking about the new era of Hakka business spirit, the development of Hakka Chamber of Commerce, and private education etc..

Keep pace with the trend of the times and move forward steadily

Reporter (hereinafter referred to as "R"): Hello Chairman Miao! As the honorary president of the Guangdong Hakka chamber of Commerce and one of the representatives of Meizhou businessmen, what's your new understanding and views on the spirit of Hakka merchants after experiencing many ups and downs on the road to success?

Miao Shouliang (hereinafter referred to as "Miao"): Our Hakka businessmen are active in all walks of life, building bridges, construct buildings, opening markets and so on, and contribute to the country's economic and social development. Over the years, merchants through summarizing, constantly adapt to the accumulation of sediment, a lot of enterprises has realized the transformation from small to large, from weak to strong. In my opinion, there is a strong spiritual impetus to support them, that is, the spirit of Hakka businessmen, which contains patriotism, devotion, dedication, honesty and self perfection.

In the new era, the spirit of businessmen also have new connotations, we entrepreneur should constantly change their thinking, remain committed to the spirit of fighting and dedication. After the growing up of the enterprises, the richer should help the poorer to achieve common prosperity. At the same time, we must constantly perfect ourselves and improve ourselves. In addition, we should embrace the "Internet plus" era, actively participate in various associations, Internal guidance and External cooperation, adapt to the development of the new normal.

R: What are your suggestions to Hakka merchants in the new period of development, especially in the background of national "The Belt and Road" development strategy?

Miao: In ancient times, "The Belt and Road" came out with their feet, and in the new period, "The Belt and Road" going out through information exchange. Under the initiative of General Secretary Xi Jinping, we will take the "The Belt and Road”route again, strengthen communication with the countries along the "The Belt and Road", and adapt to the times and the trend, step forward steadily. In the process of self-development, Hakka merchants should based on their own industry, adhere to the "dedicated" and "excellent", and strive to walk in the forefront of the industry.

Chamber of Commerce is the platform for information exchange and cooperation

R: In the development process of the Hakka merchants, such as the Guangdong Hakka Chamber of Commerce, what role does these Chamber of Commerce play? How do you think the Associations of Merchants and the Hakka chamber of Commerce promote the development of the merchants?

Miao: A lot of Hakka merchants engaged in all walks of life in Shenzhen today. The chamber of commerce plays the role of the bridge, which act as the platform of information, communication and cooperation, promote Hakka merchants to help each other, learn from each other, and seek common progress. For example, the chamber of commerce is similar to a market, through which you can get in touch with a large number of Hakka enterprises and seek more opportunities for cooperation. Not only the Guangdong Hakka Chamber of Commerce should do this work well, but also every Chamber of Commerce and all regions should do it well, we should be active not only in our own Hakka Chamber of Commerce, but also in other chambers of commerce to learn from each other.

For example, Guangdong Hakka Chamber of Commerce organized the Fuyuan Hakka merchants auditorium, about four times each year, using this platform of Chamber of Commerce to create opportunities for members to communicate, learn from each other and realize common progress. The first lecture was delivered by myself, which attracted about 800 to 900 entrepreneurs, the reason why holding Hakka merchants auditorium is that many Hakka merchants lost their way in the rapid development of today, inviting industry representatives in various fields to give lectures is to carry forward the positive energy, so that the Hakka merchants think more clearly, take the right direction and do the right thing, make money in a proper way and perfect themselves.

R: What do you think of the role of the World Hakka Merchants Conference in the development of Hakka merchants?

Miao: Meizhou, as the host of the World Hakka Merchants Conference, has paid a lot of effort to constantly summarize the development of Hakka merchants, especially this time it was very responsible to interview 15 countries(referring to the "Global Hakka merchants Interview”activities carried out by Meizhou Newspaper for World Hakka Merchants Conference). Hakka merchants inevitably encountered many difficulties in the development, World Hakka Merchants Conference summed up the successful experience to form a cohesive force by gathering the elite from all walks of life together, summarize and inherit their genes, including wealth gene, emotional gene and nostalgia gene, etc, so that Hakka merchants can better absorb the essence and obtain healthy and rapid growth in the tide of the business world.

Enterprises should make money and serve the community as well

R: Your experience and the spirit of Hakka people's attaching importance to culture and education made you invest in education after the expansion of your enterprises. Do you personally agree that the ultimate goal of Hakka business is not only to make money, but also to pursue cultural and social values?

Miao: For entrepreneurs, Not making money is out of the question, but what is the ultimate purpose of making money? Money serves the society and the people, the ultimate goal of making money is to make everyone live a happier life.

I have invested in education for 18 years. Fuyuan Education City has kindergartens, primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as international high schools and international primary schools. The ten years experience of education investment made me deeply appreciated that "Successful people come out of poor family" "Heroes come from young". Meizhou has always attached importance to culture and education. Therefore, we must never forget the cultural construction. We should focus on developing economy and education simultaneously. Such as Fuyuan Education City, there are more than 100 organizations, every student can get in touch with art, absorb the power of culture and cultivate the leadership qualities, international vision, positive and responsible attitude.