Chapter 830: Manipulating the Xia Family
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Just like Wen Xinya had expected, the Xia Family did not manage to get any money from Xia Ruya and finally agreed to sell the piece of land, for that was their last resort. Throughout the past two days, Yan Shaoqing had already contacted the Xia Family a few times. He tried to bargain with the Xia Family, though they had been reluctant to lower the price and had yet to give him an answer.
Wen Xinya immediately got Yan Shaoqing to find out who the Xia Family had contacted recently.
Yan Shaoqing answered, “It’s the Gu Family. They have always been interested in that plot of land. They have also been keeping in touch with the Xia Family and, now that the Xia Family is in dire straits, the Gu Family definitely won’t let the opportunity slip. They’ll buy that plot of land for sure.”
The Gu Family had already formed a fixed business model and become a powerful figure of the nation’s real estate industry after years of experience. They commanded great respect and held a strong authority in the industry. Hence, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Xia Family were to sell the plot of land to the Gu Family. Besides… the Xia Family had always been interested in reaping the maximum profits. They would definitely try to use the sale of the land to get closer to the Gu Family in a bid to build connections. After all… the Gu Family had a shopping mall chain. If they were to get into the good books of the Gu Family, they would definitely stand to gain tons of advantages.
Wen Xinya also understood the rationale behind that. An icy cold expression formed on her face and she said, “The Xia Family is asking for trouble.”
Although she was close friends with Gu Junling, he was still a rival in business and she had already set her sights on that plot of land. She had also gone through painstaking means to make the Xia Family agree to sell it. Hence, she definitely wouldn’t let anyone take advantage and snatch it away from her.
Yan Shaoqing asked, “What should we do next?”
When they were plotting against the Xia Family, he had already been worried about letting others take advantage and take that piece of land away from them. If that were to happen, they would have put in a ton of effort, only to pave the way for someone else. However, Wen Xinya was smart and would definitely have a repertoire of solutions that she could use to solve the issue. Although she would refrain from using extreme methods, she wouldn’t mind putting them to use if the Xia Family were to defy her wishes.
Wen Xinya said calmly, “I remember asking you to take a look at the mansion in the Southern suburbs. Did you find anything?”
It was time she started using the plan that she had devised long ago. Since the Xia Family wanted to get up to funny tricks, she decided to comply and see if they could take it.
Yan Shaoqing answered solemnly, “Xia Haolin has a mistress who lives in that mansion. She turns out to be one of the members of his wife’s extended family. I heard… that they’re still closely related by blood and she’s already been in an affair with Xia Haolin for more than a year. Xia Haolin has been extremely careful, and even Old Mr. Xia doesn’t know about this.”
Actually, he had already been curious about how Wen Xinya had found out about the matter, though he had never asked about it before.
Wen Xinya smirked and said coldly, “Just like I expected.”
She only knew about this because of her memory from her previous lifetime, during which Xia Haolin married one of the daughters from the Chen Family right after divorcing Chen Linfang. Back then, he was the subject of envy of numerous men and at the same time… he had also been heavily castigated and criticized. The Chen Family was utterly embarrassed because of that and insisted that Chen Linfang and Xia Haolin divorce each other. Meanwhile, the Xia Family… decided to go all out and fell out with the Chen Family before pocketing all their assets and empire. Old Mr. and Mrs. Xia immediately died and Chen Linfang became the most evil and vicious woman in the city. As a result, she could not take the harsh criticism and killed herself.
Yan Shaoqing took out a document case, though he did not hand it to Wen Xinya. “These are some photos that I took.”
Wen Xinya grabbed the document case and got ready to take a good look at the explicit photos of Xia Haolin and his mistress.
Yan Shaoqing turned red and pushed the document case away. “Um… Xinya, you’re still young. Don’t taint your eyes with these images. Anyway, the photos are… very graphic.”
He had already seen the photos beforehand, and they were indeed very explicit. In fact, they were rather revolting. He felt that it was inappropriate for the pure and innocent Wen Xinya to see those photos because she had just turned legal.
Wen Xinya stared at Yan Shaoqing’s red face and found it amusing that he was stuck in a dilemma. Yan Shaoqing had no idea that she had already lost her virginity long ago and that her mind was already corrupted. As a man, Yan Shaoqing was much purer than her.
However, she was not bent on looking at the photos. In her previous lifetime… the video of Xia Haolin and his mistress had been uploaded to the internet and the explicitness was unimaginable. She had already seen everything she should have. “Okay, there’s nothing much to see anyway. I shan’t see it, then.”
Yan Shaoqing heaved a sigh of relief and smiled.
Wen Xinya sneered. “Since the Xia Family is so unethical, they shouldn’t blame me for being nasty. Send these photos to Xia Haolin! Let him enjoy the photos of him getting intimate with his mistress.”
The Xia Family and Chen Family had been in-laws for decades, and Xia Haolin and Chen Linfang even shared a pair of daughter and son. Now… the Xia Family had been reduced to a pathetic state and couldn’t afford to lose their connection with the Chen Family. Otherwise… even if they were to overcome the crisis, it would be difficult to get back on track without the Chen Family’s help. Of course… the Xia Family could not afford to be disgraced in such a manner, either.
Yan Shaoqing obviously understood what she meant. “Don’t worry, I’ll definitely do a good job.”
She felt safe about leaving the matter to Yan Shaoqing to handle. Hence, Wen Xinya changed the subject and asked, “By the way, what have you found out about the forums for elite schools?”
She had been keeping the matter in mind. After all, the crucial element she lacked in expanding Lanxin Group was talented individuals.
Yan Shaoqing said, “I’ve found out some information, but… the platform that I found is not a discussion amongst students from elite schools. It’s an autonomous organization formed by students studying abroad. It has gathered more than 200 Chinese students who are furthering their studies overseas, and they’ve managed to help each other out. I’ve already contacted them and promised to give them more help in exchange for their participation in our company’s operations in the future.”
The elite schools’ discussion forums had already been established. They could not poach the top students, though they did not wish to employ the mediocre ones either. Hence, he decided to place his focus on students studying abroad. Firstly… the fact that they could be accepted by overseas universities meant that they were competent and outstanding. Secondly, living conditions were harsh overseas, and it was competitive to study abroad. The fact that they were still willing to form an organization despite the hardship they were going through, meant that they had ambitions. Thirdly, those people… were of high quality yet humble. They were just what Lanxin lacked…
Wen Xinya’s eyes lit up. She had thought about everything that Yan Shaoqing could think of. She felt that Yan Shaoqing had begun thinking more and more appropriately. “Well done. We’ll go according to your plan.”
Lanxin was just getting started, and the top students from elite schools were usually proud and difficult to approach or control. Besides… they might not be interested in working for Lanxin, either. It was different for the students studying abroad, however. Yan Shaoqing had indeed become more and more shrewd and capable after gaining more experience in the past two years.