friendtimes held its housewarming ceremony on may 28, 2021, at its new headquarters. leaders from suzhou municipal authorities, suzhou industrial park offices, and senior management of the company attended the event, an occasion marked by greetings and wishes from partners as well.
leaders attending this event include zhu jiang, member of the party working committee, deputy director of the management committee, and minister of the propaganda and united front work department of suzhou industrial park (sip), liu zhiyong, deputy director of suzhou municipal administration of culture, radio, television, and tourism, xu wenqing, secretary of the party working committee of suzhou dushu lake science and education innovation zone, pan yu, deputy secretary of the party working committee and director of the management committee of suzhou dushu lake science and education innovation zone, xu jiming, secretary of the party leadership group and director of the sip science and technology innovation committee, and zhu xiaoyan, secretary of the party leadership group and director of the financial development and risk prevention bureau of sip.
with a total construction area over 50,000 square meters and a total investment of 350 million yuan, friendtimes headquarters is among the 48 major cultural and tourist projects of suzhou cultural industry high-quality development conference. integrating cultural and creative r&d and design, content creation, industrial operation and cultural and creative investment, the project is to create a complete cultural and creative industry chain that includes online games, film and animation, online literature for diversified development. meanwhile, the company, with its cultural originality and r&d capacity, is determined to carry on its effort to become an exemplary innovative base that attracts new technologies and new cultural initiatives in sip.
the theme housewarming celebration “hello new time” ushers the company into a new era. the look of the meeting place was dominated by the color of purple and the decoration of pinwheels, borrowing auspice from an propitious old saying “the purple air comes from the east”. at the ceremony, chairman of the company, jiang xiaohuang, expressed his well wishes for friendtimes development prospects. following a look back at the achievements made so far, he, on behalf of the company, made a resolution to take up new challenges, start afresh as a forward-looker, and attain new glories.
xu wenqing, secretary of the party working committee of suzhou dushu lake science and education innovation zone, said in his speech: “i hope friendtimes will see the industrial park as its base, from where it sets off to create more quality works and make greater contributions to the development of the industry. it should have the whole world in view, forge ahead with originality and cultural confidence, speak in ‘chinese voice’ and tell the ‘chinese story’. and at the same time, the government will make sure better services will be in place for a better business environment.”
the event climaxed as the guests pressed the buttons to start the pinwheels and the fountains. spinning pinwheels and spouting water acted as a good omen for the company’s future successes in multiple fields, a starting point for a whole “new time” for friendtimes.
a tour was given to the leaders from the government, business partners, and friends from the media after the ceremony, where they came to learn more about the company’s cultural mission, corporate vision, values, history, and party building. appreciating the awards and honors won by friendtimes, government leaders placed hopes on the future development of the company.
the guests then took the sightseeing elevator to the office area of the new building and experienced the relaxing and pleasant working atmosphere. other than providing the employees with great working space, friendtimes has also been helping them grow into professionals who value quality, efficiency, and originality.
ever since it came into being, friendtimes has made culture as its core and originality as its shell. anchoring itself in the domestic market, it has set off overseas. looking forward, it is to integrate the essence of global culture, enhance the connotations of its works, pursue high quality of its products and services, build bridges for cultural exchanges, and charm the world with unique chinese culture.
the old and the new create a great cause. as another milestone in the development history of the company, the relocation is also a fresh start. “hello new time” does not only speak for a new environment but also a well wish for the future development of friendtimes. on the way forward, the company will keep on enhancing its innovation and market competitiveness, facing the future with higher standard requirements, and creating a new era for the company!