Updated 02:10 PM EDT, Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Chinese Company Treats 6,400 Employees to a 4-Day Euro Trip

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Whoever said that corporate generosity is a mere oxymoron will have his faith restored upon hearing this feel-good news--- and, will surely make him green with envy.

The Chinese conglomerate Tiens Group, led by its founding chairman and Forbes-listed billionaire Li Jinyuan, has decided to regale 6,400 of its employees with a foreign tour to the world's top tourist destination of France.

The all-expense paid trip is in line with the company's celebration of their 20th anniversary. Tiens Group was founded in Tianjin in 1995, and has business interests in various industries such as bio-tech, education, retail, and tourism in almost 200 countries, as cited by Forbes.

Just the thought of sending this huge number of staff on a trip could give someone a nightmare logistics-wise, but the company was able to pull it off.

And, it's not without the help of a diplomatic meeting between Li and foreign minister Laurent Fabius; not without booking 140 hotels in Paris, and 79 four-and five-star hotels (4,760 rooms) in Cannes and Monaco; not without chartering the services of 147 buses on one occasion just to take the tourists from their hotel to Nice; not without spending 13 million euros in Paris alone, and another 20 million euros in Nice; and, definitely, not without the benevolence or the capriciousness (whichever you'd like to look at it) of one billionaire owner, as noted in a Daily Mail article.

The oversized crowd delighted themselves with a sightseeing tour of the Louvre and other cultural sites found around "The City of Lights." After the Paris itinerary, the group, then, took the bus into the world-renowned coastal region of the French Riviera, southeast of France.

The 6,400-strong Chinese delegates, however, were not just out there for some excursion. They were also able to flex their muscles and showed Chinese might in terms of manpower.

The group capped off their trip, at the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, by forming a human chain and arranging themselves in such a way as to come up with the phrase "'Tiens' dream is Nice in the Cote d'Azur," the StraitsTimes.com reports.

The Guinness World Records, through its official representatives, bore witness to one of the grandest human feat ever recorded, which is said to be visible from the sky.

As per the most recent data from the UN, France has claimed the top spot when it comes to the most number of visitors, and the Chinese people have contributed to this cause with about 1.7 million of them opting to visit the country, as told by the Daily Mail. 

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