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China's King of Hens: Han Wei
2005-5-28 17:15:48      CRIENGLISH.com

China's King of Hens, Mr. Han Wei,  is an entrepreneur who has succeeded in the egg business.

His Han Wei Group is now the largest modernized egg-production enterprise in China and has expanded its market overseas.

Located in northeast China's Dalian city, Han Wei Group has been very successful in the health food industry. Shelley will turn to Mr.Han Wei for to hear the story behind his success:


Mr. Han Wei(L) and Shelley (R)

Hello, everyone. I¨d like to offer you a very warm welcome to this edition of Biz People. I¨m your host, Shelly. In this edition we¨ll be meeting China's King of Hens, Mr.Han Wei, an entrepreneur who has succeeded in the egg business.

 

His Han Wei Group is now the largest modernized egg-production enterprise in China and has expanded its market overseas.

Located in northeast China's Dalian city, Han Wei Group has been very successful in the health food industry. But some big businessmen, such as the presidents of both Carrefour and Warl Mart, find it hard to believe that the Han Wei Group is an enterprise with a history of only 20 years.

The world's largest egg company, Lohmann of Germany, once sent a delegation to Han Wei Group. Its president asked Han Wei if he had government support when developing his enterprise, because in western countries such a large business would take at least three generations to develop.

Now I'll turn to Mr.Han Wei for to hear the story behind his success:

"I started the Han Wei group in 1982, when China just started the Reform and Opening up policy. Many Chinese in southern areas then started to open their own businesses, paving the way for the market economy. But in northern areas, we were relatively conservative and confined to the planned economy. But I resolutely chose to resign from a rural governmental position which was considered very good at the time. My wife and I insisted on developing the egg business and after twenty years of effort, the number of our egg hens has grown from 50 to three million. And our annual output of eggs has hit nearly 60 million kilograms. We named our eggs "Ge Ge Da", which is now a valuable brand and has been patented in more than 70 countries. The "Ge Ge Da" egg won access to Japanese market four years ago. It is the only brand of egg in China that can be exported to Japan. It proves our eggs' high quality and provides an excellent way of promoting the "Ge Ge Da" brand. "

Consumers may be very curious about the differences between common eggs and the "Ge Ge Da" egg, and how Han Wei Group ensures the quality of their products. Mr. Han Wei has more:

"We really do a lot to ensure the eggs' quality. The most important thing is to monitor the quality during the entire process from the ground to the dinner table. First the feed we buy must be healthy, without any harmful additives. Secondly, we provide our hens with a good living environment which ensures that they remain healthy. Thirdly, we have a very scientific health care system, which uses no medicine. As you know, if hens eat medicine, their eggs will not be healthy. "

"I'll give some suggestions here to our consumers about eating eggs. They are best after three days, while ten-day-old eggs must be cooked before eating. And those over 35 days old are not edible. "

Actually, Mr. Han Wei's company not only focuses on the egg business but also has established the world's largest abalone breeding center.

We can't tell how far his career will expand into the health food industry. But the confident expression in his eyes convinces me he will continue his dream for life.

"I'm really a person with great enthusiasm. No passion, No success! I'm interested in everything and always try to do the best. What brings me the most joy is to bring happiness and health to more people."

With Mr. Han Wei's passionate remarks, we come to an end of this edition of Biz People. Thanks for joining me.


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