His great-great-great grandfather came across the ocean to the United States in the late Qing Dynasty and was one of the many Chinese workers who participated in the construction of the American Pacific Railroad.
From that generation onwards, the Lu family took root in the United States through the hard-working qualities of the Chinese people.
In the earliest days, the Lu family, who went to America as Chinese workers, were at the bottom of the pecking order in American society at that time.
Now, the Lu family has a family fortune of tens of billions of dollars in the United States, which is a model of Chinese struggle.
At the same time, the Lu family also carried forward the characteristics of the businessmen of the southeastern coastal generation in China, and were very keen to unite with their compatriots and develop as a group.
So, decades ago, Lu Si Nian’s great grandfather founded the New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce, which has gradually become one of the largest Chinese chambers of commerce in the United States.
After Lu Si-nian became the president of the New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce, he worked to develop the New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce into the All-American Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and after his continuous communication and mediation with Chinese chambers of commerce around the world, most of the Chinese chambers of commerce in the United States were interested in merging and renaming the Chamber as the All-American Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
The majority of the Chinese Chambers of Commerce in the US are interested in merging and renaming themselves as the All American Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and Lu Si Nian is also fighting to become the first president of the All American Chinese Chamber of Commerce after the merger.
However, there are two other Chinese Chambers of Commerce that are no less powerful than the New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce, namely the Los Angeles Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Chicago Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
How to compete with the presidents of these two Chinese Chambers of Commerce is a headache for Lu Si Nian recently.
Therefore, he has been thinking of ways to make the New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce more visible and more influential before the merger, so that he can pull ahead of the other two presidents.
It was for this reason that the Executive Vice President of the New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce (NYCC) had specifically approached the NYCC for the collaboration of Stephanie’s concert, much to Lu’s delight.
When he was waiting impatiently and eagerly for Stephanie to come to America, he did not expect the youngest son of the Flynn family, Flynn Hao Yang, to take the initiative to approach him.
In the United States, there are two major Chinese families that all Chinese chambers of commerce are eager to enlist.
Although the Flynn family is far less powerful than the An family, it is still a great deal stronger than the other Chinese families in North America. The An family does not care to participate in such chambers of commerce, so the Flynn family also follows suit and plays it safe.
Previously, Lu Si Nian had repeatedly tried to invite Flynn Xue Bin, Flynn Hao Yang’s father, to dinner, but Flynn Xue Bin had never given him the face.
Now, when Flynn Hao Yang took the initiative to come to his door, Lu Si Nian was naturally excited to the point of no return, and respectfully invited the young Flynn Hao Yang to his office.
As soon as he arrived at his office, he said solicitously, “Oh, I didn’t know that Mr. Flynn was here today, so I’m really sorry to have missed you so much! It is a great honour for you to come to the New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce.”
He introduced himself and said, “Mr. Flynn, my name is Lu Si Nian and I am the President of the New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce!”
Flynn Hao Yang was very pleased with this compliment, smiled slightly and said, “President Lu, I heard that our New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chinese Chamber of Commerce in the United States, and I think President Lu must be credited for this!”
Lu Sinian hurriedly said, “Aiya, Mr. Flynn is very complimentary …… The New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce has been around for decades, and it is thanks to the previous presidents that the Chamber has been able to achieve what it has today.”
Saying that, Lu Si Nian carefully asked, “Mr. Flynn, I wonder what is the reason for your big visit today?”
Flynn Hao Yang smiled slightly and said arrogantly, “I came to see you because I want to do some cooperation with your New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and if the cooperation is pleasant, I can consider representing the Flynn family and formally joining your Chamber of Commerce!”