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Zhang Xiangqing, a private entrepreneur with a strong sense of social responsibi

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Mr. Zhang represented Tian Jin Rongcheng United Steel Group donating RMB110 million for the disaster area in Si Chuan in 2008. People all over the country wondered why a company with a total capital of 3.5 billion is so generous. Everyone is eager to find out who this guy is.

Mr. Zhang is the board chairman and the general manager of his company, Tian Jin Rongcheng. He never forgets that he was rescued in the terrible TangShan earthquake when he was 7, whose parents lost their lives in the disaster. He had to give up schooling at the tender age of 12 because of his tough situation in his life. He made a living by selling frozen popsicles and cutting weed for a farm. At the age of 19, he sold bean curd and pork to support the family. After years of hard working, he has got some of the greatest treasures in a life: working hard, self-confidence and honesty. With the experience above and great personality, he is able to develop his management skills, and develops a good social relationship and a good judgment for doing business. He started the business of steel trading in 1991 and he spent the next 11 years building his company to become one of the top 500 enterprises in China.

It’s not difficult for us to get the reasons why he is so successful in managing his big company and why he is so generous when sharing his wealth now. A statistical report shows that he has already donated more than RMB140 million for the people during the SARS crisis, relieving the people in disasters, helping the elderly people, helping the poor students to get back to school, and helping lots of disabled people and so on.

During an interview he was asked, “Why are you so generous when donating money?” He replied “It is because of love.” He has experienced the terrible earthquake and lived a hard life before and he knows who are really in need. He also has a clear memory of how his mother often helped the poor when he was still a little child. From his action we can see the kindness passed on to Mr. Zhang from his mother. The virtue he has learned from his mother is what we should pass down from generation to generation.  

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