1066 Meet Zhang Dequan
In order not to attract too much attention, Gu Ning observed many other raw materials too.
Leng Shaoting was also curious about Gu Ning’s behavior, because it seemed to be very easy for her to choose a good jade raw material, but he didn’t ask any questions about it. He knew it was her secret. Everyone had secrets after all.
Nevertheless, even though Gu Ning did her best to behave like a common buyer, she still aroused others’ curiosity. She wrote the numbers down too fast!
It didn’t mean that she would make a bid for all of those jade raw materials on the paper, but her behavior still surprised others.
When Gu Ning finished looking around the square, it was already lunchtime. Therefore, Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting decided to have lunch before they went to those shops.
After this morning, Gu Ning wrote down numbers of 375 jade raw materials with jade inside, but there were only 12 pieces of top-level jade among them.
It was really hard to find jade of high quality.
Gu Ning wrote numbers of over 90% of the jade raw materials with medium-high level or above jade inside down on her paper, and left 10% for others.
It wasn’t a fair game, but Gu Ning was already being kind. In addition, it wasn’t illegal after all.
When Gu Ning walked into a restaurant, she met another familiar face. The person was Zhang Dequan, the head of Jade Association in City Teng.
There were two middle-aged men and two young men with Zhang Dequan. They seemed to be his helpers.
Zhang Dequan was excited to see Gu Ning, but wasn’t surprised at all, because he knew that she would attend this public jade bid.
By now, Gu Ning’s jade business in City Teng was already superior to the Zhang family’s and the Lu family’s. Her company became the No.1 jade company in City Teng within a short time.
Not only in City Teng. Colorful Jade Provider was also dominant in many other cities which were famous for their jade industry.
It was very difficult for other jade companies or jade providers to compete against Colorful Jade Provider. Other businessmen in the same industry were jealous of it, but they could do nothing about it.
Competition in the business world was always fierce and cruel. Moreover, not everyone would scheme to hurt others just because the others did better than them.
In fact, only evil people couldn’t tolerate the fact that someone could be more successful than them. The Wang family in City Teng was a great example.
Nowadays Gu Ning’s company, the Zhang family’s company and the Lu family’s company were the three largest jade developers in City Teng.
The Zhang family was amazed by Gu Ning’s achievement, but they weren’t jealous of her, and they even hoped to maintain a good relationship with her.
The Lu family had tried to scheme against Gu Ning behind her back before, but they failed and gave up.
Neither of the two families was willing to have the same result as the Wang family.
“Miss Gu, nice to see you again!” Zhang Dequan beamed the moment he saw Gu Ning and walked to her.
The other people with Zhang Dequan were surprised when they saw Zhang Dequan being so polite to a young girl.
Since Zhang Dequan was so polite to her, the young girl couldn’t be an ordinary girl.
“Master Zhang, been a while! How are you doing?” Gu Ning greeted Zhang Dequan with respect.
“I’m good,” Zhang Dequan said. “Miss Gu, did you find any jade raw materials you like?”
“I found some,” Gu Ning said with a smile.
“We don’t see each other often. Why don’t we dine together today? My treat,” Zhang Dequan said.
“Sure.” Gu Ning accepted Zhang Dequan’s invitation.
“Ha-ha, this way please.” Zhang Dequan guided Gu Ning and Leng Shaoting towards the private room he booked.
When they were all seated, Zhang Dequan introduced the others to Gu Ning.
“Miss Gu, please let me do the introduction. This is my nephew, Zhang Binsheng. His father, Zhang Decheng, is my older brother,” Zhang Dequan said to Gu Ning.
Zhang Binsheng was the heir of the Zhang family, and he had learned a lot from Zhang Dequan. He wasn’t bad at stone-gambling and the members of the Zhang family got along with each other, so they didn’t have many conflicts although they did have to compete against one another for the heir position.
Zhang Binsheng was the winner of the competition in the end because of his outstanding ability, and the Zhang family was in harmony now.
“Binsheng, this is the boss of Colorful Jade Provider, Gu Ning.” Zhang Dequan turned to Zhang Binsheng.
“Nice to meet you, Mr. Zhang.” Gu Ning politely greeted Zhang Binsheng.
Zhang Dequan was greatly surprised to hear that Gu Ning was the owner of Colorful Jade Provider.
“Nice to meet you too, Miss Gu!” Zhang Binsheng smiled at Gu Ning. He really appreciated her outstanding ability.
Zhang Dequan didn’t introduce the other three men to Gu Ning because they weren’t very important. The middle-aged man was Zhang Binsheng’s secretary, while the two young men were their bodyguards.
Gu Ning didn’t introduce Leng Shaoting to them either, but they understood that Leng Shaoting was from a powerful family too given his natural air of power.
After lunch, they had a rest for a while, then went outside to keep on looking around for good jade raw materials.