Chapter 90 Big move! Eliminate all kosher salt!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 18:29:06 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:7421

Qianqing Palace, Nuange.

Zhu Di sat on the dragon chair and quietly looked at the new salt method in his hand.

Zhu Gaoxu and the Crown Prince sat aside honestly, as well as Yang Rong and other important cabinet ministers and Xia Yuanji and other six ministers.

Zhu Di thought deeply all night and felt that what the prince said was reasonable.

We can’t let the second child resist all charges. This new salt law is very important and offends too many people.

Therefore, he, the emperor, was ready to take action himself.

There are some things that the prince cannot do, but he, the emperor, can do it!

‘Now that the new salt law regulations have been finalized, let’s start implementing them immediately…’

Unexpectedly, before anyone could speak, a harsh voice suddenly sounded.

‘What are you promoting? Dad, the production of this new salt has not started yet.’

Zhu Gaoxu explained angrily, ‘To implement the new salt law, the new salt must produce sufficient reserves, otherwise everything will be empty talk.’

‘The Ministry of Industry can send people to the Han Palace to learn the new salt production technology, and the Ministry of Household Statistics will collect statistics on the salt mines in various places. The two ministries will work together to send people to build salt factories and start mass production.’

Zhu Di’s face froze, and he wished he could deal with this bastard.

But there was nothing wrong with what he said, so Emperor Yongle could only touch his nose angrily.

‘Xia Yuanji, Song Li, do you two dear ladies understand?’

Xia Yuanji, the Minister of Household Affairs, and Song Li, the Minister of Industry, both nodded their heads after hearing this.

The Yanshan Salt Mine, which is a national asset, is under the overall jurisdiction of the Ministry of Household Affairs.

The Ministry of Industry has jurisdiction over craftsmen all over the world, and can temporarily recruit and dispatch craftsmen to build salt factories.

In fact, Xia Yuanji was most worried about this new salt production process. As long as he got it, nothing would be a problem.

Fortunately, His Highness the King of Han did not commit any sins and directly handed over the production process to the Ministry of Household Affairs, which could be considered as handing over to the imperial court.

When Big Fatty saw this, he showed an honest smile and said with a smile, ‘It’s a happy event. This is a great event. Our salt tax in Ming Dynasty is about to take off.’

Zhu Di also had a happy face. With this new salt law, the Ming Dynasty’s fiscal revenue will increase several times. He, the emperor, will not go to war if he wants to, so why should he act based on the face of an old man like Xia Yuanji?

For a time, everyone was beaming with joy and began to discuss the official price of the new salt.

After all, the quality of this new salt is the best in the world. It is much better than the salt on the market now. Even the tribute salt in the palace cannot compare with the new salt.

If tribute salt is the best, then this new salt is super.

If this price is not set at a super high price, it will really be a shame for the new salt’s appearance.

The more Zhu Gaoxu listened on the side, the more he felt something was wrong. Have these guys been kicked in the head?

Seeing Xia Yuanji decide to price the new salt at 500 cents per pound, Zhu Di and Zhu Gaochi agreed with smiles, and Zhu Gaoxu couldn’t sit still at all.

‘No, what are you thinking about?’

‘Old Xia Tou, are you so humble? Are you so short-sighted?’

Xia Yuanji ‘???’

Head down?

Just bow your head!

Your whole family bows their heads!

Why are you still carrying out life attacks?

After Xia Yuanji heard this, his old face suddenly darkened.

‘What does His Highness, King of Han, mean by this? Is it possible that you have a better price?’

‘Well, I’m going to price this new salt at fifty cents, not a cent more, but a cent less, to benefit the people.’

Zhu Gaoxu threw out the predetermined price, but it attracted fierce refutation from everyone.

Are you kidding me?

Why do you set such a low price for such high-quality table salt?

So how could the imperial court rely on new salt to increase the salt tax?

Nowadays, those coarse salts can be sold for 100 coins, but the top-quality new salt only sells for 50 coins?

Xia Yuanji shook his head one after another and looked directly at Zhu Di, ‘Your Majesty, this price is absolutely unfeasible. Not only will it be unprofitable, but it will also affect the sale of other salt!’

Zhu Di was also a little puzzled. What did the second child think?

Why do you, who usually look like a ghost, start acting stupid at a critical moment?

‘Second brother, let the abacus decide the price. As the Minister of the Ministry of Revenue, he has always been very good at calculating the abacus. Please don’t mess with it.’

Zhu Gaoxu rolled his eyes when he heard this, and stopped hiding it. He asked directly, ‘Old Xia Tou, you have never thought that even the poisonous salt in the salt mountain can be turned into new salt. What about the salt now produced in the salt factory?’ Coarse salt, why can’t it be turned into new salt?”

As soon as these words came out, everyone in the audience was shocked.

Everyone looked at Zhu Gaoxu with shock on their faces, unable to say anything for a long time!

Yes, poisonous salt can be turned into new salt, so why not coarse salt?

Prince Han can even remove the poison from poisonous salt, but can’t he remove the bitter and astringent taste from coarse salt?

Xia Yuanji stood up suddenly, trembling and asked in a trembling voice, ‘May I ask, Your Highness, King Han, what do you mean…’

‘No matter what kind of salt it is, whether it is sea salt or well salt, as long as you follow the new salt production process and make slight changes, it can become new salt with little difference!’

After a pause, Zhu Gaoxu smiled and said, ‘That’s why I handed over the production process to the Ministry of Household Affairs and the Ministry of Industry. I hope you will send people to learn it as soon as possible and go to improve and build salt factories in various places to produce this new salt to replace the previous coarse salt!’ ‘

‘I hope that all people of the Ming Dynasty can eat salt in the future, and eat this new salt!’


Completely numb!

Everyone looked at him blankly, as if they saw the divine brilliance in him.

It turns out that this is the purpose of His Highness the King of Han.

Eliminate all kosher salt!

Turn them all into new salt!

Set another ultra-low price!

Let all people eat new salt!

This goal is so ambitious and shocking!

Zhu Gaochi was also inexplicably excited and asked hesitantly, ‘Second brother, can we really do it?’

‘Nothing is impossible. Even poisonous salt can be used. Why not coarse salt? Even when new salt is extracted from coarse salt, the preparation process is much simpler.’

Everyone ‘!!!’

Oh my God!

It really works!

In other words, the hundreds of thousands of kilograms of coarse salt now can be turned into new salt!

And this does not include the Yanshan salt mine that has not yet been mined and produced!

As a result, what a terrible figure will the annual salt production of Ming Dynasty be?

Then to what height will the Ming Dynasty salt tax revenue rise?

Everyone was silent, suppressing their inner ecstasy.

Zhu Gaoxu continued to remind ‘The old Salt Law, also known as the Kaizhong Law, has indeed made important contributions to consolidating border defense.’

‘But now, the Kaizhong method is no longer suitable for the Ming Dynasty, and the huge deficit is enough to prove this.’

‘When the new salt reserves are sufficient, the new salt law can be implemented and the salt will be sold by wealthy merchants and the court will supervise it.’

‘In this way, the largest salt merchant in the world is my old Zhu family, and the salt merchants everywhere are just making money for us.’

When Zhu Di heard this, his face turned red with excitement.

That’s all money!

‘Instead of following the Kaizhong method and giving most of the salt profits to corrupt officials, it is better to let those salt merchants eat and drink enough, and the court will take the majority.’

‘A businessman is just a businessman after all. No matter how rich he is, it is nothing more than leeks. You can cut it off at any time to replenish the national treasury.’

Zhu Gaoxu spoke expressionlessly, and everyone felt chills in their hearts.

His Highness, the King of Han, is too clever and too cunning!

But compared to this, they only think about one thing now, so that all people can eat new salt!

This is a great goal, enough to make them famous throughout the ages and leave a mark in history!

Zhu Di took a deep breath and suppressed the throbbing in his heart.

What is political achievement?

This is the best political achievement!

‘The Ministry of Household Affairs, the Ministry of Industry, and even the Six Ministries and Hundreds of Divisions will fully cooperate with the King of Han in reforming the salt law, and there must be no mistakes!’