Chronic. What is a good boss in the eyes of Chinese President Xi Jinping? At the moment when Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is no longer in the odor of sanctity, despite his exceptional talent and his Communist Party membership card, the question deserves to be asked. Xi Jinping also partially responded to it in mid-November, paying tribute to a philanthropic boss of the early twentieth.e century fallen somewhat into oblivion: Zhang Jian.
In addition to around thirty companies in the most varied sectors (from textiles to banking), Zhang Jian has increased social work, creating more than 300 schools as well as retirement homes. Visiting his home and the museum that the industrialist created in 1905 in Nantong, north of Shanghai, on November 12, Xi Jinping was impressed enough to order the transformation of these places into a “patriotic education base” . Objective: to educate “The majority of private entrepreneurs” and young people at “Take on more social responsibilities” and to “Have firm confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of Chinese socialism”. Since this visit reported on the television news, attendance at the museum has already quintupled.
“Think like a wise man”
Died in 1926, five years after the creation of the Chinese Communist Party, Zhang Jian has never been a member but, obviously, Xi Jinping intends to recover it in the service of his cause. “Since the opening and reform, the Party and the country have provided a very good environment for private entrepreneurs. Once they have become rich, entrepreneurs should think like a wise man, strengthen their national sentiment and assume their social responsibility ”, said the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.
Xi Jinping had already mentioned this philanthropist this summer. It was July 21, during a meeting with seven bosses: five Chinese business executives (Hikvision, Snohem, Goertek, Wuhan Guide Infrared and a Shanghai hotel company) and two Chinese representatives of foreign companies (Microsoft and Panasonic). Note that, of the first five, at least four are members of the Communist Party.
“Company marketing knows no borders, but business leaders have a homeland,” Xi Jinping said in July.
On this occasion, Xi Jinping had already insisted on the patriotism of entrepreneurs. “Business marketing knows no borders, but business leaders have a homeland”, said the Chinese president, who had put forward five “Excellent entrepreneurs” : Zhang Jian but also Lu Zuofu, pioneer of the Chinese naval industry and ardent supporter of education during the first half of the XXe century, as well as Chen Jiageng, born in Fujian (a province in the South-East) but who made his fortune in Malaysia. For choosing the CCP against the Kouomintang during the civil war, the one nicknamed the “Henry Ford of British Malaysia” will have a national funeral in China upon his death in 1961.
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