Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Guests, Good Morning!
I would like to thank and welcome each and every one of you for attending the 20th Anniversary Ceremony of Wellhope.
For a human being, being 20 years old is the time for passion. It is a time of pride, showmanship and adventure.
For a company, being 20 years old is the optimum age. The company must act decisively, and with great ambition.
Looking back our 20 years journey, I have an endless stream of thoughts and feelings from the bottom of my heart.
The past two decades in China was an era of abounded opportunities, an era of efficient progress and an era that eventually found order from chaos. It was a time when only the best were filtered through.
The elites constantly evolve in every generation. They take leadership in the short or long term. Many qualified candidates may have failed whereas many less qualified candidates may have succeeded.
Complicated business environments, constantly changing supply and demand, repeated adjustment of policies, and increasingly diversified value orientations, such factors have made many companies fail.
Thus, the brave companies are a monument of our time and the pioneering entrepreneurs are its heroes.
If you want to sustain your business in China, you have to be able to follow the trend, adjust your direction, and seize every single opportunity. You have to be in the right place, at the right time. It is neither feasible to depend on intuition without rationality, nor only depend on rationality without intuition.
Wellhope has carefully considered every perspective to develop in the past two decades. In the unstable business environment, the success of Wellhope is a result of our hard work, our sincerity and our honesty. Our success also comes from the support from all of you!
Most Wellhope senior entrepreneurs received their higher education in the 1980s. The then popular slogan, "Revitalization of our great China starts from me-myself", was deeply printed in our minds and our hearts.
Back in the 80's, there was a popular song with the lyrics: "In 20 years, let's gather together, drink and discuss who holds the glory. What the contributions have we made to our motherland? Looking back, do we have any regrets?"
Today, I cannot say that our past was perfect and flawless. However, as dream chasers and pragmatic strivers, we can speak loudly that we've tried our utmost best and have a crystal clear conscience.
Throughout 20 years of ups and downs of our development, Wellhope has had many highlights that we are proud of:
Firstly, our achievements are reliant on our products and our innovative technology. Together, they make us competitive, and give us the potential to grow. Wellhope' s revenue, as well as market value, have both exceeded 10 billion RMB, proving once again the well-known saying: knowledge is power!
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My second highlight is our growth. 20 years ago, Wellhope started with 7 founders. 5 years later, 18 outstanding team members became new partners. 10 years later, we had 50 partners. We have now partners all over the world, from Nepal to the DPRK to the Royal De Heus in the Netherlands. Once again, we have proved that unity is strength.
Thirdly, Wellhope has adhered to our own strict moral code. Every decision we make is well within the parameters of the law and we always abide by food safety regulations. We have never tried to play the market, and we always value our integrity more than our personal interests. We believe that to succeed financially, we must also succeed morally.
I am also particularly proud of the number of job opportunities Wellhope has created as well as the tax income that goes to our society. We care about public welfare. We strive to help our country by saving resources with our advanced technology. We produce meat, eggs and dairy products to satisfy our customers. We also practice our values, including "the world is for all".
Finally, I am proud of our integrity and our ability to seek mutual benefit. In the last 20 years, we have never broken a promise, not to our employees, not to our customers, not to our suppliers or our investors. We have also sustained a healthy development and friendship with our overseas partners.
But Wellhope could not have done it alone. Without my colleagues, including all the shareholders, the managers, and all the staff, Wellhope could not have achieved what it has over the last 20 years and I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all of you. You are all strivers and contributors and the elites of our time.
I would also like to thank all our customers for your loyalty and your love. Thank you to all the suppliers for your support and your cherishment. Thank you to all our partners for your understanding and your dedication for us. Thank you to all the government officials of every rank for your guidance and support. I would like to thank all the scholars and experts for your expertise. Thank you to all our friends in the media and our investors for your recognition and your praise. And thanks to all the financial agents for your acknowledgement and friendship. I would like to thank every single one of you for your support and dedication for our cause.
Looking ahead, Wellhope will be striving and expanding as always. We will never stop our pace.
We will face three external challenges: food safety, a shortage of resources, and environmental pollution. We will also face three internal challenges: the increase of operation costs, management difficulties and product competition.
With the support and hard work from all Wellhope employees, under the guidance and support from all of you, we believe Wellhope will grow even further still to unprecedented heights.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all good health and happiness!
Chairman of Wellhope