Grand Ceremony|Dong Mingzhu: No regret, once you have challenged

Distinguished guests, good evening. At this moment, I am very excited. Gree’s friends from all over the world gather tonight, some of them even have gone through a flight of nearly 30 hours, just for this ceremony.

We gather together for our common ideal and dream, that is, Made in China, Loved by the World. It’s very difficult to introduce every honored guest to you, so I want to use one sentence to express my feeling now. In Boao Forum for Asia, our General Secretary Xi Jinping expressed his welcome with a well-known saying, now I want to quote his words to show my appreciation to all of you, “It has been a long time since we last met. And I hope it will be a long time before we have to depart”, that contains the thankfulness and welcome from our 90,000 staff to all the guests, thank you.

The grand ceremony tonight serves as a link between past and future of Gree, here comes a new era.

Gree has been developing for 28 years since its inception from 1991. It has become a world-class enterprise from a small factory with poor technology and annual output of 20,000 sets of air conditioners. The transition reflects the endeavors and challenges gone through by Greers. The spirit will be passed down from generation to generation.

Before the year of 2000, we didn’t have our own technologies, compressors or motors. We could only rely on the outside components to assemble air conditioners. How can a follower without voice serve the world? So we decided to be a creator.

We must remember that even if we are on the shoulder of a giant, there are still more to be accomplished. Innovation is an eternal topic and challenge is our driving force. We are not afraid of difficulties. The more difficulties we encounter, the more power and confidence we have. No regret once you have challenged. The greatest happiness in life is not what we have gained but the value of ourselves. Because of us, people are happier. This is what Gree pursues.

Tonight, the ceremony will last for nearly three hours, but what I’d like to share with you is much more than what are presented. I’m so glad to say that we are already on the way of implementing “Made in China, Loved by the World”. Actually, we also have another slogan, “Bring Love to the World”. From the data of this table, you can see the social responsibility and mission of Gree, as well as our heart, ideal and dream. Because of us, people feel happy, that’s the source of our happiness.

I hope we Greers will maintain youth forever, surely I’m not talking about the physiological age but the psychological age. Our minds shall keep young forever. Today, we want to show you Gree’s history and future with performance. Happiness is not about enjoyment; instead, happiness comes from struggle and fighting. Only the fighters will feel happy, because we solve problems to make the world better.

Finally, I’d like to share a famous saying for mutual encouragement, “A person might not always be decent, but he must be upright; the way we behave might not always be perfect, but shall have nothing to be ashamed of. Treat everyone around you with a sincere and thankful heart, and treasure what you already have. The future is not in the hands of the poor neither the rich, instead, it’s in the hands of those who share the same aspiration and persuasion, who are risk-taking and honest, and are with positive energy. The real crisis is not financial crisis, but the moral and faith crisis. We should join with the wise and walk with the good.”

Regardless of the bygone difficulties, setbacks, grievances or gains, the year of 2018 will be our new starting point and we will keep forging ahead. In a new era, we will spare no efforts to challenge, to fight and to achieve the sales volume goal of 200 billion yuan. In the end, I’d like to express my gratitude to all the friends from all over the world once again. Gree’s tomorrow will be better because of your care, support and concomitance!