Chapter 558: Asserting Dominance
The Yunguang Consortium messed with the situation in Beijing.
Whether it was in the Qin family or with regards to Ouyang Wei, the Yunguang Consortium was somewhat involved.
As long as Qin Hanqiu was still out of the post, the Qin family was going to continue controlling Ouyang Wei like a puppet.
Meanwhile, the Xu and Cheng families would slowly have their turn too.
As for the Zhou family…
Ming Hai didn’t bother.
He was greedy and ambitious. He had planned this for so many years not just to destroy these top four households, but also to turn them into his puppets.
Qin Ran was one of the most involved characters in his operation.
“You’re talking about my adopted daughter?” Old Master Yang shook his head and smiled. “No, she’s very important to the corporation.”
“State your terms.” Ming Hai lit another cigarette.
Old Master Yang looked up at him. “If you manage to find that research result, share it.”
Ming Hai’s fingers tightened around the cigarette. “Aren’t you greedy!”
He’d plotted this for years, and Old Master Yang was asking him to “share it”?
“Then, we aren’t on the same page anymore,” Old Master Yang said with a look of pity.
“Of course, if you need help, I can still offer some.”
Ming Hai’s eyes darkened. “Do you know any repeat offenders who end up in jail for a second time?”
“You mean around here?” Old Master Yang asked. “I heard of some, but I don’t have connections with them. I do know some people who’re closer to them though.”
“Giant Crocodile, and the few of them in Continent F…” Old Master Yang listed a few examples and then looked up again. “Giant Crocodile is closest to Matthew, but both of them are hard to deal with. You won’t be able to contact Giant Crocodile, and Matthew isn’t easy to talk to. Best of luck.”
The call ended, and Ming Hai took a deep buff.
He looked at the television as he thought about something. The Yunguang Consortium didn’t have much contact with repeat offenders…
There wasn’t much contact between the people around him and those over on the other side, either.
Ming Hai knitted his brows together, thinking hard about how Qin Ran and Cheng Juan managed to know them.
He got up and opened the office door. “Emergency meeting.”
Ouyang Wei and the Ouyang family were his first pawns. With Ouyang Wei not serving her purpose well, he would have to take her out while thinking of the next person to fill in her position.
The high-post staff was sitting around the meeting table. “I’ve named a few small households that we can have complete control over.”
Back then, the Ouyang family had been rather unheard of in Beijing and were being trampled all over by the Qin family in no time.
Ming Hai savored this sort of satisfaction.
“Shoot.” He looked at him.
“The Nie family, the Qu family, and also a Shen family.” That man smiled. “With the Ouyang family included, we’ve got all four households in Beijing. And all of them are under us.”
Ming Hai took over the data file and glanced at it. “We can only look at the Qu family. The other two…”
“There isn’t anyone really capable in the Shen family. But this family is easy to handle, they surely wouldn’t betray us.”
Upon hearing that, Ming Hai tapped his fingers against the table. They were indeed easy to handle. “Alright, contact them.”
Over the next few days, Ming Hai was busying himself with Ouyang Wei and the four families.
Qin Ran also didn’t get to rest. After Elder Xu’s passing, she’d been tense all the time. She completed a few research studies, all the while helping the Xu family with their matters.
She barely got to sleep these few days, nor could she fall asleep anyway.
She returned from the Research Institute and handed a document to Butler Xu. She then talked to He Chen about Hao Dui before contacting Mu Nan.
Mu Nan skipped a grade and was in his Third Year now.
But he hadn’t given up on the Physics competition. His age was still within the requirement.
“Come over to Beijing with your Little Aunt,” Qin Ran replied.
On the other end of the phone call, Mu Nan put his pen down and looked out the window. “What’s gone wrong?”
Beijing was in a mess, while the high school in Yun Cheng was relatively calm and peaceful. As for the issues in Yun Cheng’s economic center, Mu Nan was largely unaware of it as a high school student.
But Qin Ran was asking him to make a trip down to Beijing at such a juncture. Something must be wrong.
“There are some issues.” Qin Ran applied pressure on her temple. “Discuss it with Little Aunt tonight. It’s best if you can convince her. Otherwise, I’ll have to go back.”
It sounded pretty serious. Mu Nan hung up after a while.
He thought for a bit before going to look for Ning Wei.
Ning Wei had just returned and was busy in the kitchen.
Mu Nan mentioned what Qin Ran said as he helped her out.
“Beijing?” Ning Wei stopped chopping the vegetables and looked up at him. “Xiao Nan, you should go.”
Mu Nan was stunned. “Mom?”
“I’m like your Grandma. Even if I die, I’ll only die in Yun Cheng.” Ning Wei turned away and continued chopping. “Remember the stuff your Grandma handed to you. And also, the list I passed to Ran Ran… ask her to keep it well.”
Mu Nan was about to say something, but Ning Wei chased him out of the kitchen and closed the door behind him.
Outside, Mu Nan gave Song Luting a call.
At the villa.
Qin Ran hung up.
She turned to Cheng Juan. “Has Sister Cheng been alright recently?”
Beijing had been in quite a mess recently, and the Xu family was seeing the effects in their business.
Cheng Juan said, “I didn’t ask, but she probably isn’t doing so well.”
“Miss Qin, Master Juan had a conflict with Cheng Raohan.” Cheng Mu went on, “Cheng Raohan said that Boss wasn’t part of the Cheng family and did not deserve to go to the…”
Cheng Juan glanced at him, and Cheng Mu immediately shut up.
Cheng Shui was bringing a document over and couldn’t help but pause for a moment as he overheard what he said.
Cheng Mu was so gutsy.
And he hadn’t been silenced by Master Juan yet.
“Boss.” Cheng Shui placed the document by Cheng Juan’s side. “Eldest Lady isn’t doing too well. If you still do not anything about it…”
At the same time.
On Cheng Wenru’s end.
She was entertaining the Nie family members.
“Eldest Lady, we just want to have Cheng Juan conduct a check-up on our Old Master, and also sign a document. Although we really respect Old Master Cheng, that doesn’t mean that you can trample all over us.”