Chapter 578 Cultural Exchange Meeting
Su Hui asked, “Grandpa, why don’t you announce this discovery to prove it?”
Liu Qigong replied, “Some things are not as simple as you think. There are actually many pieces of evidence like this, but these finds all belong to our country. Other countries will not officially admit them.
“Therefore, it’s not appropriate for the government to spread rumors. Some of the contentions are held privately among the people.”
Qin Haodong nodded and looked at the ancient Huaxia characters on the letter. He said, “I didn’t expect people would misunderstand the history.”
Liu Qigong said, “According to our research, this letter was written by someone called Kim Daegeun. He became a diplomatic official of the Koryo thanks to his beautiful writing. He wrote everything on the letter in person.”
Qin Haodong was a little stunned when he heard the name which was easily misunderstandable.
He asked again, “I still don’t understand why there is such a thing in Wei Zhongxian’s tomb?”
Liu Qigong said, “The people have negative opinions about Wei Zhongxian. In the eyes of the common people, he is a traitor.
“However, from a historical point of view, he contributed a lot to the Ming Dynasty, including establishing diplomatic relations with other countries and resisting the invasion of the foreign clans.
“He was also ambitious. He probably wanted his descendants to see his accomplishments, so he intentionally placed this letter in his grave.”
When they were chatting, the door opened and Su Hongbo walked in.
Su Hui asked, “Grandpa, why did come home so late today?”
“Oh. We had an emergency meeting throughout the whole afternoon. It lasted too long.” Su Hongbo replied before grabbing Qin Haodong and telling him, “Little Qin, come here quickly. I have something to tell you.”
Then he took Qin Haodong to another room in a hurry.
Liu Qigong said discontentedly, “Little Qin is discussing archaeology with me.”
“It’s boring. I have business to discuss with him. Su Hui, come with us. Liu, you don’t need to follow and create trouble.”
Su Hongbo took Qin Haodong and Su Hui to another room and closed the door.
Qin Haodong asked, “What’s the matter?”
Su Hongbo replied, “Something important is going to happen. The academic exchange group from Koryo Medical College will come to our school tomorrow.”
Su Hui said, “It’s just an exchange group. It’s not a big deal. It’s normal that there are exchange groups visiting our school. Why are you so nervous?”
“This time is completely different from the past.” Su Hongbo said solemnly, “This cultural exchange is aimed at our School of Chinese Medicine, or rather it is aimed at Chinese traditional medicine.
“Because of this, the college is paying a lot of attention to it. Even the Ministry of Public Health is paying special attention to this matter and has repeatedly told the college to deal with it carefully.”
Qin Haodong asked, “Is it that serious?”
Su Hongbo said, “This time, the exchange group is fierce and malicious. Their leader is Li Mintae, the visiting professor of Koryo Medical College. He is also called a Medical Sage in their country, just like you.”
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “They have little medical skills. How dare they call him a Medical Sage?”
Su Hongbo said, “That’s the problem. This guy is arrogant.
“Not only does he call himself the Medical Sage, but he also often says that Chinese medicine originated from this country.”
Qin Haodong frowned and said, “This guy is really shameless and has no bottom line. Is he worthy?”
“The competition between Koryo medicine and Chinese medicine is very heated recently, and Li Mintae is the main representative of Koryo medicine. Just a few days before he came to Huaxia, he also specifically published a relevant thesis.
“Therefore, we speculate that they would take this opportunity to launch an attack at the exchange meeting to publicize that their medical skills are better than ours. We will be responsible for the reception, and it will be very bad if we don’t deal with it well.
“In addition to that, in order to expand the influence, they not only invited many international media reporters but also invited Miss Alice, the president of the World Medical Association, to join this exchange.
“Because of this, this exchange meeting is now related to the image of Chinese medicine and Huaxia. Hence, our college is paying a lot of attention to it and the school is even more nervous.”
Qin Haodong didn’t care and said, “In fact, it’s not necessary. Whatever he does or says, the facts can’t be changed.”
Su Hongbo said, “As long as I have you, the Medical Sage, I’m confident. But you’ve disappeared for several days and I was so worried. I was afraid that you won’t be able to make it to the exchange meet.
“I need to remind you that you are not allowed to disappear again before the end of the medical exchange meeting.”
Qin Haodong said, “It’s an unshakable duty when it comes to Chinese medicine. I will do whatever you want me to do.”
Su Hongbo was very satisfied with his attitude and said happily, “The basic agenda of the exchange has been released. It will be mainly divided into two parts. The first part is academic exchange and the second part is medical skills exchange. Each side will send five representatives.
“Among the five representatives, there will be three students and two teachers.
“I will be responsible for all the affairs of this exchange meeting, and Fang Helun is responsible for assisting. I have already reported your name as the student representative. Su Hui and another second-class student will be with you.”
Qin Haodong nodded and didn’t say anything more. He had enough confidence in his Chinese medicine skills. He didn’t care about his opponents at all.
They discussed the details of the meeting again. At this moment, the door was opened by Zhu Chunmei, who said discontentedly, “It’s not every day that Little Qin comes here. Why you don’t let him and Huihui stay alone? Why do you always have to bother them?”
Su Hui blushed and said shyly, “Grandma, we’re discussing something.”
Zhu Chunmei said, “Come on. Let’s have the dinner first.”
Liu Qigong also appeared and said, “Little Qin, hurry up. Don’t waste time chatting with that old man. I still have some new antiques. Can you take a look at them for me?”
Zhu Chunmei replied discontentedly, “No, let Little Qin and Huihui watch a movie later after dinner. You two old men are not allowed to interfere.”
Qin Haodong felt awkward. He had become the focus of this family. He said in a hurry, “Grandma, let’s eat. I’ve been lured by the aroma of your food.”
Zhu Chunmei immediately smiled and said, “Let’s have dinner. I specially cooked a lot of delicious dishes for you.”
After going to the dining table, Zhu Chunmei asked Su Hui to sit on the left side of Qin Haodong while she sat on the right side, and kept picking food for him.
Looking at the dishes in the bowl, Qin Haodong was speechless. They were all blood and kidney replenishing dishes. “Do I look so weak?”
The most important thing was that although there were many women in his house, he could do nothing. It was useless to eat these dishes.
After dinner, Qin Haodong said goodbye and left Liu Qigong’s house. The mobile phone in his pocket rang not long after he went out. It was from James, the heart and lung specialist of the World Medical Association.
After the phone was connected, James said respectfully, “Dear teacher, how are you?”
“Not bad. What’s the matter?”
James replied, “Teacher, today Miss Alice, the president of the World Medical Association, has arrived in Huaxia.”
Qin Haodong said, “I heard about it.”
James suddenly raised his voice and answered discontentedly, “Do you know? This woman is really bad. She doesn’t believe in the magic of Chinese medicine and everything I’ve said about Chinese medicine.
“This time, she went to Shanghai to take part in a medical exchange meeting. I want her to visit you in Jiangnan after she finishes her mission. At that time, you must let her see the magical medical skills and make this woman shut up completely.
“I really have had enough of her arrogance and her ignorance of traditional Chinese medicine.”
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “No need for that, James. I’m now in Shanghai, and I’ll be attending this medical exchange on behalf of the School of Chinese Medicine of Shanghai Medical College tomorrow.”
“Dear teacher, what are you doing in Shanghai? Are you a professor at the Shanghai Medical College? It is too unfair for you.”
“Not a professor, but a student.” Qin Haodong said, “Don’t ask me the specific reasons. I have some important things to do here.”
James said, “Oh! I know, teacher but you must show that woman how amazing your medical skills are.”
Qin Haodong ended the call with James, but his phone rang again. This time it was a call from Kim Jihyun.
The relationship between them was no longer bad. He answered the phone and asked, “Haven’t you left Huaxia yet?”
“Not yet. I’m here on behalf of the Kim Group to attend the financial meeting in Huaxia. I can’t go back until the event is over.”
Kim Jihyun continued, “I heard that you’re going to attend the academic exchange between Shanghai Medical College and Koryo Medical College this time?”
Qin Haodong did not expect that Kim Jihyun would know about it as soon as he received the news. He asked in surprise, “How do you know about that?”
Kim Jihyun said, “Lee Joongki from Koryo Medical College just left from here. His father is Li Mintae and the person in charge of the delegation’s translators. He is also one of the members of this exchange meeting. I saw your name on the representatives’ list of the Shanghai Medical College from him, so I called you.”
Qin Haodong did not speak, but listened quietly. He felt that Kim Jihyun was not just chatting with him. There must be something else to say.