Recently, according to media reports, the mysterious domestic chamber of commerce”Taishan Association” has been disbanded and the cancellation of the Taishan Association has been completed with relevant authorities About registration procedures.
According to reports, the reason for the dissolution of Taishan Club is that internal members have large differences and deep contradictions, and the founder of Taishan Club, Chairman of Stone CompanyDuan Yongji resigned from all positions in the conference and resigned from the Taishan Club in 2017.
The Taishan Association is the most mysterious chamber of commerce in China. Many well-known leaders are members of the Taishan Association, such as Shi Yuzhu, Liu Chuanzhi, Ma Yun, etc., which also made the Taishan Club famous.
However, since the establishment of Taishan Club at the beginning of its establishment, the members reached an agreement:no recording, no recording, no invitation to local leaders, and no publicity during the gathering. Therefore, the outside world doesn’t know much about Taishan Club, and gradually this organization has become more and more mysterious.
The Taishan Club was initiated at the end of 1993, formally established in the summer of 1994, and finally ended in early 2021. Seventeen years ago, my country’s first batch of private entrepreneurs gathered together to help each other and discuss the development of the enterprise together; 17 years later, they came to an end due to internal differences and contradictions gradually increasing.
So, where are the members of the Taishan Society who are familiar with?
The Taishan Club originated from a”four-member group”, namely”China Silicon Valley Chen Chunxian, the first person, established the Advanced Technology Development Service Department of Beijing Plasma Society in 1980; Chen Qingzhen, established Kehai Company in 1983; Duan Yongji, Chairman of Stone Group; Wang Hongde, Chairman of Jinghai Group.
In the 1980s, with the gradual development of my country’s technology companies, business leaders including Lenovo, Founder, and Ziguang began to join this group. Gradually, the group has grown from six or seven people to dozens of people, and the idea of establishing a formal organization was formed.
1987 , The National Science and Technology Commission took the lead in establishing the”Beijing Private Technology Industrialists Association”. With the participation of more private technology companies, the association was renamed”China Private Technology Industrialists Association”. Yifang.
However, as the number of members increases and the level of enterprise development is different, the communication effect of the association gradually weakens. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a”small circle” of top entrepreneurs.
In October 1993, Duan Yongji initiated a proposal to establish a platform for entrepreneurs with corporate assets of more than 100 million yuan to communicate and develop the living environment of private enterprises. Duan Yongji did what he said, and entrusted Hua Yifang to organize the matter.
So this small circle was hatched with the name” Taishan Industry Research Association”. In 1998, it was renamed Taishan Industrial Research Institute. After Hua Yifang’s death in 2005, Taishan Industrial Research Institute changed its name to”Taishan Club”.
So far, Taishan will officially enter the stage of history. Hua Yifang once explained the origin of the name of Taishan Association. He said that on the one hand, the Chamber of Commerce was originally founded in Shandong. On the other hand, the term Taishan refers to private technology entrepreneurs with assets of more than 100 million yuan.
The first batch of members of the Taishan Club has 15 corporate heads, namely:
Duan Yongji, president of Stone Company, served as chairman of Taishan Club;
Chen Qingzhen, President of Kehai Company, served as Vice Chairman of Taishan Club;
Lenovo President Liu Chuanzhi, Ren Taishan Club Vice Chairman;
Hengdian Group President Xu Wenrong. Served as the vice chairman of Taishan Club;
Shandong Tongda Group (current President of Oceanwide Group) Lu Zhiqiang, served as vice chairman and executive vice president of Taishan Club;
Qian Shengang, President of Hangzhou Tongpu Company, served as Vice Chairman of Taishan Club;
Shi Yuzhu, Chairman of Zhuhai Giant Group, served as Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Taishan Club;
President of Jiangxi Kerui Group (now Beijing Kerui Group)Zheng Yuewen, served as vice chairman and executive vice president of Taishan Club;
Chen Zhifang, president of Lantong, served as vice chairman and executive vice president of Taishan Club;
Shandong Sanyuan Company President Zhang Xiaosong, served as Vice Chairman and Vice President of Taishan Club;
Wang Hongde, President of Donghai Company, served as Executive Vice Chairman and President of Taishan Club;
Lin Rongqiang, President of COSCO Shanghai, served as Executive Vice Chairman of Taishan Club;
Wang Siyuan, President of Henan Sida Group , Served as Vice Chairman of Taishan Club;
Qin Ge, President of Kangtuo Group, served as Vice Chairman and Vice President of Taishan Club;
Chen Jian, President of China Development Corporation, served as Vice President of Taishan Club Chairman.
In addition, Hu Deping and Wu Mingyu served as consultants to the Taishan Club, and the executive director and secretary general of the Taishan Club was Hua Yifang.
It is reported that the membership of Taishan Club has not changed much. The number of members has remained within 20 for many years, and the membership relationship is very close.
According to public information, there were 16 members before the dissolution of Taishan Club , Respectively:Lenovo Liu Chuanzhi, Sitong Duan Yongji, Wantong Feng Lun, Fanhai Lu Zhiqiang, Fosun Guo Guangchang, Yuanda Zhang Yue, Xin Yuan Holdings Lin Rongqiang, Giant Shi Yuzhu, Baidu Li Yanhong, Duan Yongping, Kehai Chen Qingzhen, Kerui Zheng Yuewen, Sida Wang Yuansi, Hengdian Group Xu Wenrong, Heguang Business Wu Li, Huayi Brothers (300027, share it) Wang Zhongjun.
In addition, Jack Ma was also a member of the Taishan Club, but joined Soon after, Ma Yun quit and established the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce.
It is reported that Jack Ma joined the Taishan Club at the invitation of Liu Chuanzhi. In 2015, Jack Ma participated in the Taishan Winter Annual Meeting held in Broad City.
There are rumors that after Jack Ma joined, he thought that Taishan would not agree with his own ideas and decided to withdraw. Ma Yun believes that Taishan will be more”exclusive” and the entry threshold is set high, which is not in line with Alibaba’s philosophy of helping small businesses. After that, Jack Ma established the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce with a lower threshold and served as its chairman.
In an interview, Liu Chuanzhi mentioned that Taishan would need to pay 200,000 for leave, and Jack Ma is the favorite of the members to ask for leave. He often asks for leave. However, in 2015, Ma Yun joined forces with Liu Chuanzhi, Feng Lun, Guo Guangchang, Shi Yuzhu, Shen Guojun, Qian Yingyi, Cai Hongbin, Shao Xiaofeng, etc. span class=”entity-word” data-gid=”16360442″>Lakeside University. Among these 9 promoters, Taishan Club members accounted for more than half.
How to join
The outside world also has a lot of speculation about the way of joining Taishan Club. The mainstream view is that Taishan Club only recruits one member each year. According to public information, Taishan Club membership is not”only one member per year”, but it is true that the entry threshold is extremely high.
In the initial stage of the establishment of the Taishan Club, the member units jointly contributed 250,000 yuan as office expenses; in addition, each member unit also needs to submit a membership fee of 30,000 per year, and take turns to pay the annual meeting of the Taishan Club. .
If the membership fee is not paid for two years, the member who fails to participate in the annual meeting twice and does not pay the annual meeting fee twice will be regarded as withdrawing from the membership; once not participating in the annual meeting, a fine of 10,000 yuan will be charged.
Qin Ge, the president of Zhongguancun Kangtuo, once revealed that he has paid nearly 300,000 yuan in membership fees since he participated in the establishment of the Taishan Club in 1993. Since then, with the increase in the cost of holding the annual meeting, Taishan Club has changed its rule that the annual meeting fee will be paid by two members in turn, with each member contributing 200,000 yuan.
It is reported that new members need to be introduced by two members of the Taishan Association, and all members vote unanimously to become a reserve member of the Taishan Association. They will become full members after 1 year.
In one of the few interviews with the media, the members of the Taishan Club declared that the organization is mainly for entertainment, and members have time to play golf together. , Drink tea, chat.” Feng Lun of Wantong Group also revealed in an interview:”We are just a bunch of old men, private organizations.”
However, since the establishment of the Taishan Association, no matter what period the members of the Taishan Association have occupied a pivotal position in our private enterprises. The combination of member companies is itself a strong industrial chain, and each company has a high influence in the industry.
So if these big guys get together just to”eat, drink and have fun,” it is unavoidable to be a little bit mysterious.
In fact, the main role of Taishan Club was to provide communication channels for our private enterprises at that time. At the same time, members can also use their own resources to help each other. After all, unity is the best way to overcome difficulties. .
This is not a hypocrisy. In fact, during the ten years since the establishment of the Taishan Club, many members have reached out for help in the past ten years.
In the case of mutual assistance among members of the Taishan Society, the most interesting story is the mutual assistance and mutual assistance story of Shi Yuzhu and Duan Yongji.
In 1996, Shi Yuzhu, who wanted to build”Giant Mansion“, ran out of funds. Although Brain Gold made a profit of 100 million yuan for Shi Yuzhu every year, it still couldn’t make up the funding gap for building a building. In 1997, the Giant Building was not completed on schedule, and the creditors went to collect debts. Giant’s cash flow was completely broken, and Shi Yuzhu was in debt 250 million yuan.
In this case, Duan Yongji, a member of the Taishan Society, helped, and Shi Yuzhu began to do melatonin. By 2001, Shi Yuzhu had paid off 250 million yuan in debt and successfully turned over.
When Duan Yongji encountered a crisis, Shi Yuzhu immediately reciprocated.
Duan Yongji’s Stone Electronics is increasingly struggling in its later development. In 2003, Stone Electronics acquired Shi Yuzhu’s brand and sales network for the two products of Melatonin and Melatonin for HK$1.2 billion. Shi Yuzhu received 600 million Hong Kong dollars in cash and 20%of Stone Electronics shares, and became the CEO of Stone Electronics with an annual salary of 1 yuan.
At the time, some media commented that Duan Yongji’s move was to cash out Shi Yuzhu, but there was a saying that Shi Yuzhu received cash, and Duan Yongji received the future benefits of melatonin and brain gold, and both parties also considered their own income.
Another case of mutual help among members of the Taishan Society occurred in Liu Chuanzhi and Lu Zhiqiang, both of whom were members of the Taishan Society when it was first established and belonged to veterans.
In 2005, Lu Zhiqiang’s Oceanwide Group had an operational crisis due to excessive land acquisition and”indigestion”. At this time, Liu Chuanzhi came to help.
In 2009, Liu Chuanzhi carried out a share reform in order to further internationalize Lenovo. In this reform, Legend Holdings’s largest shareholder, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, sold 29%of its shares to Lu Zhiqiang’s Oceanwide Group for 2.755 billion yuan.
Affected by this news at that time, Asia Standard’s Fanhai Construction directly increased its limit, and its market value rose by 3 billion yuan. Oceanwide holds an 80%stake in Oceanwide Construction, which has earned 2.4 billion yuan.
This is equivalent to Lu Zhiqiang earning 29%of Lenovo shares in vain, and Lu Zhiqiang became Liu Chuanzhi’s concerted action. Coupled with the employee share of Lenovo, Liu Chuanzhi has become the actual controller of Lenovo. In the same year, Lenovo’s founder and chairman Zeng Maochao stepped down, Liu Chuanzhi officially became the chairman of Legend Holdings, and Lenovo also officially became a private enterprise.
Where is the boss now
Liu Chuanzhi announced his retirement in December 2019, and the Lenovo Group that he co-founded is currently preparing for the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Listed on the creation board.
According to media reports In 2017, Duan Yongji had resigned from all positions in the Taishan Club and resigned from the Taishan Club.
Combined melatonin and After the brain gold was sold to Duan Yongji, Shi Yuzhu founded Shanghai Zhengtu Network Technology Co., Ltd. in 2004 and began to enter the game industry. In 2007, Shanghai Zhengtu Network Technology was renamed Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Ltd., and it landed on the New York Stock Exchange in November of that year..
At present, Giant has delisted from the NYSE and returned to A-shares. Shi Yuzhu’s main focus is still on the development and growth of Giant Network. The company’s main direction is not only online games, but also mobile games and other markets.
Shi Yuzhu’s Weibo name is”Shi Yuzhu Daxianren”, he often posts Weibo, works as a tutor at Lakeside University, and wanders back and forth between retirement and non-retirement.
At present, Baidu founder Robin Li’s main focus may be artificial intelligence and car building. On January 8, Bloomberg revealed that Baidu will cooperate with Geely Automobile to build cars. On January 11, Baidu officially announced that it will join forces with Geely to form a smart car company, which will be led by Baidu.
Before, Baidu has continued to develop the driverless”Apollo” program, and has tested driverless taxis in many places in my country.
Duan Yongping single-handedly founded Xiaobawang and BBK (002251, stock bar), in addition, vivo The two mobile phone brands OPPO are also inseparable from Duan Yongping. Even the current e-commerce upstart Pinduoduo founder Huang Zheng is also known as one of Duan Yongping’s disciples.
At present, with the development of the times, Xiaobawang has come to the end of his life, and BBK has begun to focus on educational hardware.
In 2019, Duan Yongping ranked 351st on the Hurun Wealth List with a worth of 11 billion yuan, but there is a saying that his worth is far underestimated. Currently, Duan Yongping has immigrated to the United States and often communicates with netizens in a certain investment community.
September 2019 , Jack Ma announced his official retirement.
Recently, Jack Ma faded out of public view for a period of two months, triggering many speculations about his dynamics. On January 20, 2020, Ma Yun, who has not shown up for a long time, participated in the awards of rural teachers in the form of video connection.
At the same time, Jack Ma also stated that he will devote himself to public welfare in the future.
In recent years, Wang Zhongjun’s situation has been a bit difficult. In 2019, Wang Zhongjun disclosed that he had sold paintings to solve the cash flow problem. In 2020, Wang Zhongjun paid 220 million Hong Kong dollars. Listed for sale a luxury house located in Mid-Levels Central, Hong Kong.
In January 2021, the Zhejiang Securities Regulatory Bureau believed that Huayi Brothers had violated the”Management Measures for Information Disclosure of Listed Companies” and issued a warning letter to the company’s chairman Wang Zhongjun and others and entered it into the integrity file of the securities and futures market.
The dissolution may be inevitable
The time when the Taishan Association was established was the early stage of the gradual development of private enterprises in my country. At that time, due to the immature conditions in all aspects, the development environment for private enterprises was relatively fragile.
Therefore, the establishment of a chamber of commerce like Taishan Association will help private enterprises to unite and develop, help each other when encountering problems, and overcome difficulties together. But with the development of the times, my country’s market environment has become more mature and stable, and a large number of outstanding entrepreneurs have emerged in all walks of life.
In this case, the chamber of commerce still in the form of a”top small group” is easy to gradually break away from the times, but it does not help members communicate with market participants.
Therefore, the media reported that Taishan will dissolve due to differences and contradictions among members, indicating that the current development routes of various member companies have changed with the development of the market. The role of the Taishan Society is becoming less and less. From this perspective, dissolution is actually an inevitable.