The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen is known as a high-tech powerhouse. But it's also a place where businesses are shouldering social responsibility. One company, run by Communist Party member Chen Suibai (founder of NEXTPCB), figured prominently in an aid campaign for Wuhan at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak there. CGTN's Lu Sirui has his story, ahead of the Party's 100th anniversary, on July 1st.
Before setting up his own enterprise, Chen Suibai was an electrical engineer. Privately-owned companies were almost nonexistent in the early days of the Shenzhen special economic zone.
Chen says now that China took the initiative to diversify its economic structure, CPC members have become expected to take the lead in pushing a development model for the country. Thanks to days and nights of hard work, Chen succeeded in building up a service platform specializing in electronics.
CHEN SUIBAI CEO, Shenzhen Huaqiu Electronics Co. "I know how complicated it is to get a prototype done. So I decided to create a platform to produce high-quality products in shorter times at lower prices."
Last year, when COVID-19 first broke out in Wuhan, Chen and his staff took to working around the clock to produce badly needed thermometers for the central city.
CHEN SUIBAI CEO, Shenzhen Huaqiu Electronics Co. "We didn't think about how much effort we would have put into it, or if it would be worthwhile to do so. We only cared about helping save lives."
As a member of the Communist Party of China, Chen has tasked himself with thinking in line with the Party, putting the public good ahead of business for business's sake.
CHEN SUIBAI CEO, Shenzhen Huaqiu Electronics Co. "Whether one's goal is to be a good person or to achieve career goals, we should learn to be altruistic. We should also be determined to take on responsibilities, and then to make contributions to society."
In Shenzhen, and elsewhere in China, there are countless people like Chen. Business owners – and Party members – working selflessly to make the country stronger. Lu Sirui, CGTN, Shenzhen.
Article from CCTN.