Chapter 24 Military Order? Zhu Di was a little confused!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 0:31:40 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:7299

In the imperial study room, it was eerily quiet.

Yang Shiqi, Xia Yuanji and other important ministers, and even the prince Zhu Gaochi, all had the same thought in their minds at this moment.

who I am?

Where am I?

What did I just hear?

The King of Han Dynasty, Zhu Gaoxu, actually accused the emperor in public that the emperor’s proposal of discounting salary for extra goods was a bad idea?

Are you crazy? !

All the giants were dumbfounded, and the next moment they all lowered their heads.

Don’t they know this is a bad idea, but they can’t stand it! He is the Ming Emperor!

Xia Yuanji and other important ministers were not stupid. They had long understood that the real purpose of the emperor’s decision to reduce the salary was not money, but a big conspiracy.

His so-called discounted salary is just the first half of a sentence that can be put on the table.

The emperor cut off the salary of the imperial court and only distributed goods to Manchu officials.

Officials also need to eat, especially since every household has at least dozens of mouths. In order to fill their stomachs, officials have to sell food in exchange for silver.

In this way, everyone from the courtiers to the common people can feel the benefits of the imperial court’s sea cruise.

Things are rare and valuable, and rare goods can earn a lot of profits in the Ming Dynasty market.

All the ministers in the Manchu Dynasty were blessed with Zheng He’s voyages to the West, so no courtiers would oppose Zheng He’s voyages to the West.

After all, Zheng He’s voyages to the West were one of the three major projects of the Yongle New Deal.

Therefore, the emperor’s move also had the profound meaning of promoting the Yongle New Deal.

It’s just that the Prince of Han in front of him seems to be too stupid to understand the emperor’s meaning.

For a time, Yang Shiqi and others were gloating about the misfortune, quietly waiting for the emperor to be furious, and then punish the King of Han.

Zhu Di’s face was gloomy and he looked at Zhu Gaoxu coldly, ‘King Han, what did you just say?’

Zhu Gaoxu had the confidence in his heart, so he was not afraid at all, and replied carelessly, ‘Reducing salary from extra goods will only make all the civil and military ministers of the dynasty become profit-seekers, and the world of the pure and stoic world will also become a trading market filled with materialistic desires! ‘

After hearing this, Zhu Di was immediately furious. He never thought that this second child would dare to oppose him in public.

Even Prince Yang Shiqi and others remained silent. How dare you, Zhu Gaoxu?

Zhu Di slapped the case and stood up, shouting angrily, ‘Zhu Gaoxu, if you continue to make alarmist remarks, don’t blame me for not caring about flesh and blood!’

He was really angry, mixed with disappointment.

This idiot, the second child, doesn’t even realize what he means at all, and he’s still talking shamelessly!

Unexpectedly, Zhu Gaoxu just smiled and replied calmly, ‘Don’t you just want to cash in the goods to make up for the emptiness of the national treasury, and then take the opportunity to let both the government and the public feel the benefits of going to the Western Seas?’

Zhu Di was startled and everyone was dumbfounded.

He actually knew?

A glint flashed in Prince Zhu Gaochi’s eyes, and he took a deep look at his younger brother.

Yang Shiqi and others looked at each other, unable to hide the horror in their eyes.

It seemed that they all underestimated the Han prince.

‘Then tell me, what good idea do you have?!’

Finally got the idea right!

Zhu Gaoxu’s heart moved, and he stretched out three fingers towards Zhu Di. In the latter’s confused eyes, he smiled and said, ‘Father, give me three days to fully handle the issue of cashing out the goods. My son promised that I can handle at least half of it. After three days, If the son cannot do it, he is willing to be punished.”

‘But it’s only three days, so it won’t have any impact. If there is still a surplus by then, dad can use the method of discounting the salary from extra goods.’

As soon as these words came out, everyone was shocked!

In three days, half of the goods were processed?

How dare this Prince of Han dare to boast so much?

Moreover, he issued a military order in front of the emperor!

Forget about him, Xia Yuanji, the Minister of the Ministry of Revenue, couldn’t accomplish this feat even if he asked himself!

Based on the friendship of the comrades who fought side by side, Zheng He could not help but remind him in a low voice, ‘Prince Han, I have brought back a total of 125 ships of goods this time. The spices alone have piled up on the dock…’

Feeling Zheng He’s kindness, Zhu Gaoxu also nodded to him.

‘Don’t worry, Mr. Zheng. I conservatively estimate that I can sell seventy or eighty ships. I’ll leave the rest to Fan Shang to sell by himself.’

After hearing this, the ministers started talking a lot, and even Zhu Di was curious.

This Zhu Gaoxu doesn’t look like he is aiming for nothing. What ability does he have that can sell so many goods in three days?

What on earth is this guy planning?

For a moment, Zhu Di was curious, ‘Second brother, what’s your plan?’

‘I can’t say it now, it won’t work if I say it.’ Zhu Gaoxu shook his head with a smile.

Zhu Di felt a little suffocated when he saw this. Seeing that his second son was so confident, he nodded.

No matter what, let the dick have a hard time!

As he said, it was only three days, and the court could still afford it.

‘Then what do you need? Manpower? Authority? Put it forward now and I will give it all to you!’

Zhu Gaoxu was overjoyed when he heard this, ‘My son, Admiral, is in charge of the Wucheng Army and Horses Department. He has enough manpower, but he still needs one more person.’

‘Who? Tell me, as long as it’s not the Six Ministers…’

‘A member of the Criminal Department, Zhou Chen and Zhou Xunru!’

Before Zhu Di finished speaking, Zhu Gaoxu directly reported the person’s name, which made Zhu Di even more stunned.

A member of the Criminal Department?

A green-robed official of the fifth rank?

Are these fucking officials from the Ministry of Justice?

Zhu Di originally thought that the second child would ask a financial expert from the Ministry of Household Affairs to help him sell the goods within three days.

But no one expected that Zhu Gaoxu would actually want a member of the Ministry of Justice!

Brother, you are in business, not investigating cases!

Zhu Di was helpless and could only hold his nose and admit it.

He now has no hope for Zhu Gaoxu’s three-day appointment.

Let him do whatever he wants, even if it is compensation for him to track down Jianwen these days.

However, the prince and Xia Yuanji looked at each other, and both of them could see the surprise in the other’s eyes.

This Zhou Chen and Zhou Xunru were Jinshi in the second year of Yongle. Although he is now serving as a member of the Ministry of Justice, his article that passed the Jinshi examination that year was a beautiful chapter with unique insights into the court’s finances and taxation, so he was a Jinshi in high school.

Xia Yuanji also planned to let Zhou Xunru practice for a few years before transferring him to the Ministry of Revenue for full training. How come he was targeted by the King of Han Zhu Gaoxu?

Could it be that Zhu Gaoxu is planning to intervene in Ming Dynasty’s finances?

Zhu Di was busy fighting wars all year round, so naturally he would not pay attention to a green-robed official.

“King Han, let’s do what you want and we’ll discuss it in three days!”

‘By the way, are you ready for the banquet of all nations tonight?’

Zhu Gaoxu put his heart back into his stomach and nodded.

‘Don’t worry, Dad, everything is arranged.’

Zhu Di nodded slightly. He knew that this ‘everything’ was not just as simple as a banquet.

‘Well, that’s it for now. I’m tired. My dear friends, please don’t forget to attend the banquet tonight.’

All the big guys nodded, and then stepped back in a wise manner.

Big Fatty was also about to run away, but was stopped by Zhu Di.

There was no one else in the room at this moment, only a few palace people standing in the distance.

Zhu Di then smiled kindly and said, ‘Boss, you have been wronged these days.’

‘What are you talking about? My son is not wronged…’

‘Okay, I’m keeping you here because I want to ask, do you think there has been any change in your dick?’

Zhu Gaochi was stunned, stroking his short beard under his chin, and his expression became serious.

‘Dad, don’t tell me, my second child has really changed a lot recently.’

Zhu Di’s face changed slightly, ‘I also feel that there is something unusual about the second child…’

‘Dad, look at Erchen’s insistence on doing the Genghong gymnastics taught by Lao Er and eating the fat-burning meal package provided by Lao Er. He has really lost a lot of weight…’

Zhu Di ‘???’

Damn it!

Am I asking you this?

‘Get out!’