Chapter 187 – Still refuse to release the incentives?!
The next morning.
Birds were chirping in the Luan family’s courtyard. Dong Xuebing walked out of his room and yawned. He slowly brushed his teeth and went to the northern room to have breakfast. These few days, he planned to organize the work in the station, and he did not return to town. Last night, he had dinner with the officers and returned to his grandmother’s house.
During breakfast, Dong Xuebing’s Uncle’s wife said. “Xiao Bing, you had helped the village a lot since you returned.”
Dong Xuebing’s uncle added. “That’s right. Those bullies thought they can do whatever they want because they know some leaders. They are all arrested eventually!”
Dong Xuebing’s Second Aunt looked at him worryingly. “Xiao Bing, you must be careful. Those people might harm you.”
“I know.” Dong Xuebing peeled an egg for his mother.
Luan Xiaoping was grinning the whole morning as her son had made her proud. She had returned to the village yesterday afternoon and heard about what her son did from fellow villagers. They were praising her son for being impartial. Not only Wang Mingming, who let his dog bite others, was arrested, Dong Xuebin also settled old unsolved cases. Luan Xiaoping is also a righteous person and was relieved to know her son is a good official that helps the villagers.
Dong Xuebing’s Uncle said to him. “The County Public Security’s Finance Department Section Chief Wu Jun’s wife is also from Hui Tian Village. I heard his wife’s brother is a bully in his village and goes around hitting, robbing people, and harassing women. He did all sorts of bad things, but until now, he did not even enter the police station once.” Dong Xuebing’s Uncle had heard Dong Xuebing’s operations yesterday was targeting the people related to the Finance Department and wanted to provide some information to him.
Dong Xuebing’s First Aunt frowned. “You are talking about Da Wang Village’s Dan Dalei? That guy is really a tyrant!”
Luan Xiaoping looks at her son. “Xiao Bing, I also heard a lot about this guy. You should also catch him.”
Dong Xuebing was sweating. There are limits to what he can do, and if he goes overboard, there will be problems. This was why Dong Xuebing did not go all out on those people yesterday. Since he had achieved what he wanted and showed his power, the Finance Department should be releasing the officers’ incentives. He does not need to show his authority anymore. The Chief of the Finance Department is an important position and Dong Xuebing still must give him some respect. If he arrested Wu Jun’s Wife’s brother, they would fall out entirely. There is no reason for Dong Xuebing to create so many enemies now.
After breakfast, Dong Xuebing drove to the station.
As he enters the station, Dong Xuebing saw Deputy Station Chief Chen Fa and the station’s officers standing in pairs practicing unarmed combat. Today, the officers were different from the past few days. They were bursting with energy. To many of the officers, their goal is to improve their family’s life. That’s why after getting their incentives yesterday, Dong Xuebing had earned their respect and trust.
“Good morning, Chief Dong!”
All the officers greeted Dong Xuebing when they saw him.
Dong Xuebing smiles as he alighted from his car and walked toward them. “Morning training? This is a good activity. Who is the one that organized this?”
Chen Fa walks over. “It is Chief Liu who suggested this. We train once per week.”
Dong Xuebing nodded and thought for a while, before taking off his jacket. “Come, let me try. Who is willing to spar with me?”
The officers looked at each other without saying a word. Everyone knew Chief Dong was a graduate from a regular university and not from the Police School. When he was with State Security, he was also an admin staff. Moreover, Chief Dong was not big sized or fit, and they felt Dong Xuebing might even have problems firing firearms, let alone sparring. All the officers were worried that they might injure Chief Dong during the sparring session.
Dong Xuebing laughed when he saw everyone keeping quiet. “Er Leng, come out!”
Er Leng scratched his head and said: “Chief Dong, I am afraid that…”
Dong Xuebing laughed. “It’s fine. I will not get back to you if I am injured by you. Hahaha.”
Er Leng hesitated, but still step forward. “Then… Please be careful.”
Chen Fa quickly signals to Er Leng, asking him to hold back his strength.
Although Er Leng is an honest and simple man, he still knows what to do. He held back and slowly take a step back when Dong Xuebing charges towards him. But Dong Xuebing even fails to hit him. Er Leng instinctively gave a punch towards Dong Xuebing’s side. He had purposely slowed down his attack speed, but it was still a strong punch. Dong Xuebing raises his arm to block it, but he was pushed back several steps!
Chen Fa gave Er Leng a stare. Why didn’t you use less strength? You are making Chief Dong embarrass!
Er Leng was frustrated. He had already held back a lot, but who would expect Chief Dong to be so weak?
Now, everyone can tell Chief Dong does not have any combat skills. Chu Feng and some other officers were watching from upstairs, smiling to themselves. But this was not a surprise to the officers. Chief Dong is an educated man and his strength is his brains. Also, Er Leng is too muscular and had been fighting with criminals for years. It is normal for Chief Dong, a fresh graduate to lose to him.
Dong Xuebing did not use BACK. This is only a practice, and he also wants to increase his combat skills, as this will come in handy in the future. “Alright. You are good. Come, let’s practice a few more moves.”
Er Leng scratches his head. He had no choice but to hold back more.
After a few more rounds, Dong Xuebing noticed where he was lacking. He lacks strength, combat awareness and had slow reactions. At the end of the training, Dong Xuebing was panting as he patted Er Leng’s shoulder. “Not bad… let’s practice more in the future.”
Er Leng is not willing to spar with Dong Xuebing as he had to watch out not to hurt him and got to hold back.
One of the officers said. “Chief Dong, you are good!”
Dong Xuebing laughed and looked at the officer. “You… are you mocking me? If Er Lend did not hold back, I could not last so many moves.”
Chen Fa laughed. “Chief Dong is from a normal university, and his skills are already much better than ordinary people.”
Dong Xuebing smiled and waved his hand. He turned around and saw Liu Dahai watching their practice in front of the main building. “Old Liu, I heard you suggested this training. Come, let’s have a sparring practice.”
Liu Dahai quickly refuse. “I cannot win you at sparring.” He was also afraid that he would hurt Chief Dong.
Dong Xuebing points at him. “You all stop flattering me. Hahaha.”
Liu Dahai smiles. “Chief Dong, I need to discuss something with you.”
“Let’s go in first.” Dong Xuebing wiped his sweat and return to his office with Liu Dahai.
Liu Dahai said as he enters the office. “I called the Finance Department this morning, and Deputy Section Chief Liu said that he had tabulated the officers’ incentives. Should we call Section Chief Wu Jun to ask him to release the incentives? Although we had given the officers their incentives yesterday, our station has no more money. If the money is not in, we won’t be able to operate.” Liu Dahai knows the Finance Department tabulated the officers’ incentives so fast is because of Dong Xuebing. Now, no one should dare to drag the payments.
Dong Xuebing nodded. “Alright. Let me check with him.” He picks up the phone and calls Section Chief Wu Jun.
The few Deputy Section Chiefs of the Finance Department were scared of Dong Xuebing because of what happened yesterday. They realized Chief Dong has power in hand, and it is unwise to go against him even when this is ordered by their higher-ups. Hu Yiguo, Wu Jun, can afford to go against Dong Xuebing, but not them. That’s why they went to Wu Jun in the morning. Deputy Section Chief Wang told Wu Jun that he had finish calculating the officers’ incentives and Deputy Section Chief Liu suggested to transfer the incentives to Hui Tian Village Station.
Wu Jun’s face turns black and felt these people are useless!
Ring, ring, ring. Wu Jun looked at the number and waved to his deputies to leave. “Hello, Chief Dong?”
Dong Xuebing smiled. “Chief Wu, I heard the incentives are tabulated.”
Wu Jun replied. “Yes. It is completed this morning.”
“Will you all transfer the money to us today?”
“… I’m afraid not.” Wu Jun laughed.
Dong Xuebing heard his reply, and his face changed. “What do you mean?”
Wu Jun said. “Hui Tian Village Station had settled the incentives themselves, and recently the bureau is short on budget. We have other uses for the money in our account, and the incentives will not be sent to your side for the time being. Chief Dong, please wait for a few days until our finances are not so tight.” The owner of the Chess and Games Clubroom is not closely related to Wu Jun and it doesn’t matter to him whether if the owner is fined or not. Wu Jun also knows that Bureau Chief Liang does not wish to see his men getting along well with each other, as this will be hard for him to maintain control in the bureau. Since the higher-ups did not say anything, Wu Jun decided to hold the money for a few more days. If he releases the funds after what Dong Xuebing did yesterday, people will think that he is afraid of him. He was also not lying when he said the bureau’s finance is tight.
Dong Xuebing felt his patient is running out. “Chief Wu, are you sure?”
Wu Jun replied. “Chief Dong, my side really has some difficulties.”
Dong Xuebing had wanted to give Wu Jun face, but he was too much!
Fine! You are the one who wants to embarrass yourself!
After hanging up, Dong Xuebing looks at Liu Dahai. “Old Liu, get your men to bring Dan Dalei back!”