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Sha Po Lang - Volume 3 - Chapter 81

Published at 23rd of May 2019 04:34:32 PM

Chapter 81

But not yet waiting for Jiang Chong to catch it, Chang Geng once again casually praised as if nothing happened: "Minister Fang is truly talented, a great officer who could govern the world in peace time* . "


 

*There was an old saying: a great officer in peacetime, a traitor in war time

 

  Yan Wang spoke lightly and applauded sincerely, as if the killing intent that could not be described just now was Jiang Chong's own imagination . Only the words ‘in peace time’ was used very subtly .


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  Fang Qin's paper pointed directly to the concerns of Emperor Long An . He did not comment on whether it was good or bad to classify the refugees into factories . He only held on to the safety problems of Ziliujin supervision, and even dragged Gu Yun into this: "The thing that tens of thousands of Black Iron Camp generals who fought hard in the front line to bring back, how could we use them freely? Would that not make the loyal soldiers and generals feel disappointed?”

 

  Gu Yun himself would not care too much about it, but Li Feng's scales were greatly provoked* . When Chang Geng advised Zhang Feng Han to concede on the Ziliujin matter, he also said, to an Emperor, Ziliujin resembled another national seal, starting from the beginning of the wise and godly Emperor Wu . Moreover, the royal private treasury accumulated in Jinghua Garden for generations was burnt in an hour . Since then, it was natural that Li Feng would only feel insecure .

 


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*to provoke someone's scale is to touch at a topic sensitive to them

 

  Later, Fang Qin gave a detailed list of the possible consequences of selling Ziliujin to private businessmen .

 

  For example, after opening this gap, how would they be able to identify the Ziliujin in the hands of private businessmen whether they were bought from the court, or were smuggled?


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  If the price of Ziliujin smuggled by foreigners was lower, then the profit-seeking businessmen would naturally favor the illegal goods . Private collection, private sale, and smuggling of Ziliujin had been prohibited repeatedly but could not be eliminated, would it not become even more out of control in the future?

 

  For another example, if there was no accident, the factory building industry would last longer than the ordinary people's lifetime . Even if the court only granted these thirteen private business permissions, what would their descendants do?

 

  The place that required Ziliujin would only grow more and more in the future, otherwise it would be difficult to continue on . Thus, must the court give their children and grandchildren permission as well? What about the separation of children and grandchildren? What if the factory was bought? If the permission could also be sold, then was it not too convenient for criminals to hoard steel armor and firearms for rebellion in the future?

 

  But if this kind of permission could only be granted once, to the person and not the factory, then when the thirteen people with the permit died and the factory would be dismissed, would it not return to the scene of refugees running rampant?

 

  Now this generation of refugees knew that it was the foreign enemies who caused them to run astray . It was the court that had given them food and a place to be . But what would they think if after decades, refugees reappeared once again? They would only think that it was the court that had forcefully withdrawn their permit, smashing their means of making a living . . . In this way, would it not solve the temporary crisis but planted endless disasters?



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