Dr. Fu Yuning pointed out in the work report of China Merchants Group 2009 entitled Increase core competitiveness in adversity as follows,
“Rooted in adversity, grew in turbulence and formed in difficulties, this is, China Merchants. Over the past 130 years of development, we have faced enormous challenges whereas we have strived continuously to get over the challenges. The unremitting effort made has ultimately formed one of the most crucial parts of China Merchants’ culture. Today, though we are facing new challenges, but we still treasure it and hope the same spirit can be last and put into practice.
At the same time, we have to place emphasis on corporate culture that shows mutual concerns, in particular of a difficult period. A corporate should try its best to provide a stable workplace environment for employees; the employees in turn should be able to understand the difficulties that the corporate may have. We stress not only the culture of “We build, we share”, but also “ We share, we shoulder”. The “Shoulder Culture” can be presented in various forms, such as every employee proactively shoulders his or her own responsibility or every unit consciously takes into account of the external environment during severe economic downturn. In 2009, the main theme of China Merchants Group’s Company Day is “Shoulder our responsibilities”. The theme should run through the corporate culture building initiatives this year by a variety of effective means, forming a unique “Shoulder Culture” in the Group.”