I Started As A Novel Villain - Chapter 147
As word of the incident spread like wildfire throughout the internet, the Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group was undoubtedly facing a major dilemma.
It was comparable to how two people fought. Ye Fei’s fist and every hit were aimed towards the opposite party’s most severe wound.
Then to finally murdering the opposing party, similar to how Duan Qizheng and Chen Luo have done nothing!
Ye Fei directed Zhang Minle to call over ten respected media outlets and over a dozen reporters in order to report on and examine the situation.
These reporters were likewise eager to assist. Of course, Ye Fei was very generous and paid excessive labor expenses. On the other hand, this incident was originally major news, therefore, these reporters swarmed like sharks smelling blood.
The Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group poison pill issue erupted and quickly propagated throughout the internet.
Major online communities such as Weibo, Tieba, and others are flooded with inquiries and concerns regarding this topic, and news media reports are pouring in.
Not only that, but family members of patients who took the poisoned pills protested vehemently online, posting various photos and data provided by the hospital.
For a time, the Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group was at the center of the controversy, and it was the buzz of the internet.
They were being attacked and humiliated, and their stock values were plummeting.
Even the Su family, who faced difficulties and catastrophes, did not reach this level.
After all, the Su family’s central issue was a medical evaluation, and there was no other really negative news.
At times, a company’s failure was caused by a variety of circumstances, the most significant of which were reputation, a lack of management, and overselling their products at excessive prices.
For example, before Ye Fei became a traverser, a pharmaceutical company’s vaccine was suspected of being counterfeit, which was too hazardous and threatened the lives of tens of thousands of children.
As a result, this pharmaceutical firm was driven to the brink of bankruptcy overnight, and it deserved it!
Also in the past, there was a well-known milk powder firm. The reason for its renowned reputation was, of course, the quality of their milk powder, until it was uncovered that they added an addictive drug into the powder, resulting in a food safety concern that shook the country.
Evidence from multiple cases over time have demonstrated that food and medicine safety is no small matter.
Whether it is the media or high-level authorities, they will place a high value on it.
Although the damage caused by the Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group Poison Pill incident was not severe since the heavy metals were above the standard, the number of patients was limited, and no one died.
However, Ye Fei had already made the event public by allowing the media to report on it.
Soon after, the public instinctively grasped the full scope of the situation, and they utilized each available platform to attack the Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group!
This was the second stage of Ye Fei’s plan.
He wanted to choke the throat of the Qizheng Group, and kill it in one swoop.
Regarding the Poison Pill situation, it would have died a day or two later if Ye Fei had not contributed to it by spreading news and reports, and the Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group would have just apologized and discounted their products.
In the novel, this is how the situation was settled; Chen Luo stepped up in time to provide incredible recompense to the patients who had been hospitalized as a result of taking the toxic pills, and then utilized his contacts to greet the necessary departments, allowing the Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group to avert disaster.
But now, with Ye Fei contributing to the flames, this matter is not so easy to solve.
With his careful planning, how could he give Chen Luo a chance to retaliate?
Ye Fei understood the most significant factor that would determine a company’s fate when faced with a dilemma: social media and the press!
The poison pill incident was widely publicized as many media outlets reported on it, and practically everyone was aware of it.
Ye Fei noticed that the hot searches on Weibo were packed with two phrases: “Poison Capsule.” The popularity of these two terms has now overtaken that of entertainment news, placing third in popularity.
It won’t be long before ‘Poison Capsules’ in the hot search will rush to first place!
At that time, it will be a major problem for society, and Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group will be deeply troubled; even if Ye Fei does not interfere, the overwhelming negative publicity and collapsing stock prices would crush them to death!
Ye Fei went to the hot search and read the comments of these netizens.
He was intrigued by what they were saying, and Ye Fei chuckled as he opened it.
These netizens’ remarks are highly aggressive, not just hostile but also ridiculing.
[Hehe, some of the current pharmaceutical companies really don’t care about distributing the best]
[Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group… Why does the company’s name sound a bit familiar?]
[It seems that one of their executives has also been on the hot search some time ago?]
[Brother upstairs, are you talking about this emoticon pack? Look!] A netizen immediately sent out two emoticon packs with Chen Luo’s blue nose and swollen face, accompanied by the text: |Do you want to go out with me?|
[It’s really shameful and disgusting. I request that this pharmaceutical company be rectified and the company listed for auction] A netizen texted immediately.
Various comments appeared in an endless stream, and Ye Fei only read a few of them before turning off his phone.
When Ye Fei noticed the broad direction of what was going on on Weibo, he understood that the overall scenario had prompted his plan.
What Ye Fei found most intriguing is that Chen Luo’s “fame” this time is much more apparent; many netizens recall the video of the previous time Ye Fei and Chen Luo battled while also knowing the fact that Chen Luo is a high-ranking employee of this pharmaceutical firm.
As a result of the increased exposure of the company, Chen Luo’s emoticon became viral once more.
On the Internet, news about the Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group was simply overwhelming. After the terrible reports came, it naturally traveled swiftly among the company’s executives.
Because the problem was so important at the moment, involving the entire and future of the Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group, it swiftly reached Duan Qizheng’s ears.
After Duan Qizheng learned of the incident, he was immediately shocked and stood on the spot blankly.
Qizheng Pharmaceutical Group Chairman’s Office.
Duan Qizheng is sitting on the mahogany sofa in the middle, while Chen Luo and several other Qizheng Group executives are sitting on the left and right sides.
Chen Luo had a solemn expression on his face, his brow wrinkled, and he gazed at Duan Qizheng.
The bruising and swelling on his face have lessened thanks to the bandage attached to his arm, but a lengthy scar remains.
He scowled as he read the news and looked through social media, realizing the gravity of the situation.
Duan Qizheng, who was sitting in the center, lighted a Hetianxia cigarette, took a forceful puff, exhaled slowly, and solemnly asked, “Who’s behind the scenes? What’s going on?.”
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