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Chapter 208 – Slap to the face!
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Power and Wealth
Author :Chang Yu 尝谕
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Chapter 208 – Slap to the face!

Afternoon.

Neighboring Province, County’s Second People’s Hospital.

Scarface had finished an operation, and the bullethead was removed from his leg. Dong Xuebing stood in his ward, staring at him. “Scarface. To be honest, I respect your courage. Let’s talk. Who is the behind the scenes?” Scarface laid on the hospital bed and said. “What do you think?” Dong Xuebing frowned. “No one else is involved? This is impossible. If no one had given you orders, you dare to abduct someone from public security? Ah?”

Scarface was stunned. “What… what do you mean?”

Dong Xuebing looked at him and said. “The woman you abducted this morning is my helper. She lives in the County’s Public Security Family Quarters!”

Scarface took a deep breath in and finally understood why the Police officers were so aggressive and why there were so many roadblocks in the morning. He had touched someone he is not supposed to. He starts to panic and angrily said. I have nothing to do with this… No… I should say your helper’s incident has nothing to do with me. Last night, I received a call and was told to wait along this street. The caller said to me that there will be a pretty woman passing by there and she will surely fetch high prices. Therefore, I waited there… Damn! Someone tried to frame me!”

Dong Xuebing asked coldly. “Who is this person?”

Scarface quickly said. “I don’t know his real name and only know his nickname. Da Tou! He is someone I know from some time back.”

Dong Xuebing continued asking. “What is Da Tao doing now? Where does he live?”

“I don’t know where he lived. He used to be a loan shark, but I think he is doing something else now.”

“Have you heard of Jin Di Mansion?”

Scarface shook his head. “I am not from your province.”

Dong Xuebing asked a few more questions and left the ward. He lit a cigarette in the hospital front yard. It’s what he had expected. Someone knew Yu Meixia’s usual route to the supermarket and made use of someone else to abduct her. Once Yu Meixia is not around, not one will bring up that murder case and, at the same time, give Dong Xuebing a warning. Dong Xuebing can already confirm Jin Di Mansion is behind all these. These bastards are much! You all want to step all over me? Fine! I will settle the score with you all after I get back! If I don’t wipe out you all, I will change my surname!

Qian Sheng, Qian Fei, Hu Yiguo, Zhao Jingsong… Dong Xuebing recited these names in his heart again!

Ring… ring… ring… it was Liang Chengpeng.

“Chief Dong, how is the case?”

“I am just about to report to you. The case is solved. All 4 suspects are arrested, and we rescued the women and children, who were abducted earlier.”

Liang Chengpeng paused for a while and said. “Good job.”

Dong Xuebing suppressed his anger and said. “I also found out that Yu Meixia’s abduction is not a coincidence. Someone had called Scarface to inform him of Yu Meixia’s whereabouts. Someone is purposely trying to harm me, Sister Yu and stop her from reopening her husband’s death case.”


Liang Chengpeng muttered to himself and said. “I know. Bring those criminals back.”

“During the arrest of the criminals, I fired a few shots, and the few criminals were all injured. They had just undergone to remove the bullet heads. Should we bring them back tomorrow?”

“Today. I had contacted the local police, and they will send the criminals back in their vehicles.”

“Ok.”

After hanging up, Liang Chengpeng smiled to himself. Hu Yiguo had handled this case for more than 2 weeks, and there’s no progress at all. After letting Dong Xuebing take over this case in the morning, he solved it in the afternoon. The suspect, Chen Hailiang, in their custody, had not revealed anything, and Dong Xuebing managed to find out where the criminals’ transaction will take place. He even rescued all the victims. No one else in the Bureau has this efficiency and capability!

In the afternoon, a few police cars drove Scarface and his men, along with the victims, to Yan Tai County.

Dong Xuebing had ordered Chu Feng and the 3 officers to escort Scarface and his men in the police vehicles, and only Yu Meixia and himself are traveling in the Buicks. Yu Meixia still has not recovered from her fright and was still trembling as she hugged herself in the front passenger seat.

Dong Xuebing took a glance at her and reached over to hold her hand. “Don’t be afraid. I am around.”

Yu Meixia nodded and wiped her tears.

Dong Xuebing made a promise. “It’s my fault for you to go through this. After we go back, I will arrest the people behind this event. You can rest assured.” The person behind had successfully made Dong Xuebing furious. It’s time to settle the score with Jin Di Mansion!

Yan Tai County, Public Security Family Quarters.

Yu Qianqian cried and ran into Yu Meixia’s arms, the moment she stepped into the house. “Mum! Mum!”

Yu Meixia also burst out crying and hugged her daughter tightly. “Qianqian!”

Yu Meixia had called Yu Qianqian using Dong Xuebing’s phone, and Yu Qianqian had been waiting for her at home. Her mother had finally returned, and she refused to let go of her. “I… Sob… sob… I thought I will not see you again… Sob…sob…”

Yu Meixia wiped her tears. “I am back! I will not leave you again.”

Dong Xuebing had a warm feeling in his heart, and he patted Yu Qianqian’s head. “Let your mother rest early today. She got a fright and needs some rest.”

Yu Qianqian cried. “Big Brother! Thank you!”

Yu Meixia looked at Dong Xuebing. “Chief Dong, thank you! Thank you!” She can’t imagine what would happen to her now without Dong Xuebing.

Dong Xuebing waved his hand. “Alright. Sleep early.”

The next morning.

Dong Xuebing met Hu Silian when he arrived at the Public Security Bureau.

Hu Silian laughed and said. “Chief Dong, congratulations. You solved the case.”

Dong Xuebing laughed. “It’s all luck. Oh, how are the victims?”

Hu Silian said. “They are alright and were sent home last night. Scarface and his men are now under interrogation in the Detention Cells.” News of Chief Dong solving the women and children abduction case had spread in the bureau. Along with this case, everyone in the bureau is also talking about Dong Xuebing’s marksmanship. Hu Silian was deeply impressed with Dong Xuebing now. It seems that he can solve all cases.

Dong Xuebing nodded and was about to enter the building when he heard someone shouting behind him.

“Chief Dong! Chief Dong!” Dong Xuebing turned around and saw an old lady at the bureau’s main entrance. Besides the old lady, it was the student who was rescued yesterday. The old lady was stopped by the guards at the gate and was holding up a banner. “Thank you for saving my daughter! Thank you!”

Dong Xuebing was surprised and walked over quickly. “Don’t mention it. It’s our duties.”

The old lady was crying and kept thanking Dong Xuebing. After passing the banner to Dong Xuebing, she and her daughter kneeled to kowtow.

Dong Xuebing hurriedly helped them up. “Please don’t do this.”

Hu Yiguo arrived at the Bureau and saw Dong Xuebing when he alighted from his car. His face turned black. He had not expected Dong Xuebing to solve this case. When he heard about this yesterday, he was stunned for a few minutes. He wondered what happened. Chen Hailiang did not reveal anything useful, and other than him, there are no other clues. How did Dong Xuebing arrest these criminals?

Back in the office, Hu Yiguo called Qian Fei.

Qian Fei asked in a deep voice. “Chief Hu, where did Dong Xuebing get his information from?”

Hu Yiguo sighed. “I also don’t know. But Scarface had admitted that someone had called him to ask him to abduct Yu Meixia. Dong Xuebing is not an idiot and should suspect you now. I think you should let Jin Di Mansions stop their activities for these few days. At least, the casino must be stopped.”

Qian Fei replied coldly. “Don’t say he does not have evidence. Even if he has evidence, I am not afraid of him. Since Yu Meixia is back, let her be. Let this be a lesson for her and Dong Xuebing. If Dong Xuebing still tries to play other tricks, I will take care of him! Chief Hu, thank you for your help.”

Hu Yiguo narrowed his eyes. “Don’t mention it. Err… this case… how will Director Qian….”

Qian Fei laughed. “I had told my father, and it was settled last night. Just buy a copy of the newspaper later.”

Hu Yiguo smiled. Credit and results are what he needed the most now.

Bureau Chief Office.

Liang Chengpeng called Dong Xuebing into his office. “Haha… I heard the victim’s family member had come to the bureau to give you a banner?”

Dong Xuebing nodded. This is the first time he received a banner.

Liang Chengpeng nodded with approval. “You had done well. Give me a detail report before noon, and I will inform the Publicity Department in the afternoon. You will be in the news soon. Hahaha…” The hacker case Dong Xuebing solved was too sensitive as it concerns the County Government Website, and no one was arrested. That’s why the news did not report on it. But this time is different. What Dong Xuebing did was enough to be the headlines in the County’s newspapers.

Dong Xuebing took out a document. “Chief Liang, the report is ready.”

“Ok. Let me see.”

Dong Xuebing knew Liang Chengpeng will ask him for a detailed report, and he wrote it last night. In the story, Dong Xuebing pointed out his contributions to solving the case. He does not have lots of opportunities to be featured in the papers, and this is not the time to be modest. He needs results, and if his name appeared in the papers, the County Government leaders and Provincial Government leaders might notice him.

After reading the report, Liang Chengpeng nodded. “Alright. I will send this report to the Publicity Department. They will write a newspaper article base on this report.” Most of the time, reporters will go to the Public Security Bureau, or the Public Security leaders send the case files over to the Publicity Department. It’s different if Liang Chengpeng sends this report over personally. This is telling the people at the newspaper agency that this case is of great importance, and the article should be on the front few pages.

Dong Xuebing thanked Liang Chengpeng.

Liang Chengpeng placed the report aside and saw today’s Yan Tai County’s newspaper on his desk. He saw a few words, and he grabbed the papers over. His face changed as he read the article, and he threw it on the desk. “What the hell are the people at the newspaper agency doing?! We still have not sent our report over, and they published this article?!”

Dong Xuebing was stunned. “What happened?”

Liang Chengpeng pushed the newspaper forward. “Read it yourself!”

Dong Xuebing picked up the newspaper. On the second page, there is an article with the header, “Women and Children abduction case.” He started reading it, and his face changed too. The report states that County Public Security Executive Deputy Bureau Chief Hu Yiguo had solved this case and arrested 5 suspects and rescued all 5 victims.

At the end of the article, it also listed out all the significant cases Hu Yiguo handled in the past. Dong Xuebing’s name was not mentioned in the article at all!

Dong Xuebing almost tore the newspaper into pieces. Snatching credit! Hu Yiguo is snatching his credit again!

Hu Yiguo oversees the investigation department, and even when Dong Xuebing had taken over this case, Hu Yiguo is still considered the overall in charge. To have his name in the article is still fine, but the report did not mention Dong Xuebing’s name. Dong Xuebing is the one who cracked this case. Why was he not included in this article? Hu Yiguo wants to claim all the credit for himself!

Liang Chengpeng called the newspaper agency, and the Chief Editor said that it’s the higher-ups who had ordered him to publish this article. Liang Chenpeng knew it must be the Head of the County’s Publicity Department, Director Qian Shen, behind this article. Dong Xuebing is helping Yu Meixia to reopen her husband’s case and is going against Qian Fei’s Jin Di Mansion. This is a warning to Dong Xuebing, but by doing this, Qian Shen had shown no respect for Liang Chengpeng.

Liang Chengpeng called Qian Shen’s office.

Qian Shen laughed. “Bureau Chief Liang? You are looking for me?”

Liang Chengpeng asked. “Director Qian, what is going on with the article in this morning’s papers? We had not even sent the case report over, and why is this article published?”

Qian Shen laughed. “Oh, you don’t need to send the report over. The reporters had gotten the details of this case.”

“They have the details of the case? What do they know? This case had been handed over to Chief Dong, and he is the one who solved this case. Why is he not mentioned in the article?”

“Really? I remember Chief Hu is investigating this abduction case. Maybe it’s an overlook by the reporters. Chief Liang, the newspaper had been published, and it’s too late to make changes. Anyway, Chief Hu is in charge of the investigation, and the article is not wrong too.” Qian Shen continued. “I still have some matters to attend to. Bye.”

Liang Chengpeng knew Qian Shen will not admit his mistake, and he had done this purposely!

Liang Chengpeng suppressed his anger and said. “Director Qian says he can’t change the article!”

Dong Xuebing’s blood began to boil. Qian Shen! Your son almost causes Sister Yu to be raped, and I still have not settled the score with you! Now, you want to find trouble with me? You don’t know about that murder case? You and your son are involved in Jin Di Mansion, and you can’t escape! Hu Yiguo is a member of Qian Shen’s faction, and Dong Xuebing does not have any good impression of Qian Shen. Now, this article had ignited the fire in Dong Xuebing!

Liang Chengpeng does not look good. He had just told Dong Xuebing that he will give him credit. But now, there’s nothing he can do. Liang Chengpeng had not thought that Hu Yiguo and Qian Shen will be so despicable to snatch this credit from Dong Xuebing. However, Liang Chengpeng is not a member of the County Government’s Party Committee, and there’s nothing he can do.

“Chief Liang, I will go back to work first.” Dong Xuebing stood up with blackface.

Liang Chengpeng sighed. “Jin Di Mansion is very sensitive. You need to watch out.”

You want me to stop now? Impossible!

Any government officials will stop when they receive hints from their superiors. But Dong Xuebing will not stop investigating about Jin Di Mansion. Those who knew Dong Xuebing well will know Dong Xuebing is a stubborn and foul-tempered person. Once he set his mind on something, he will not stop. At Senior Xie’s house, he even dares to bang tables and stare at Senior Xie. Now, his opponent is only the County’s Head of Publicity Department, and he is not afraid. He will get back at him!

Qian Shen! You just wait! You think I will stop? Not so easy!

Dong Xuebing returned to his office, and Qin Yong came to look for him with a copy of the morning papers. “Xuebing, have you seen this article?”

Dong Xuebing replied emotionlessly. “Yes.”

“What the hell are they thinking?” Qin Yong threw the papers on the desk. “Hu Yiguo had not contributed anything in the investigation and arrest of those criminals. Now, he dares to claim he is the one who solved this case? What is the Publicity Department doing?! Hu Yiguo is too much this time, and everyone in the Bureau is talking about this!” Qin Yong knew this is because Dong Xuebing had offended Qian Shen, and he also has a grudge with Hu Yiguo. His credit for solving a drug trafficking case is also snatched by Hu Yiguo.

Not only Hu Yiguo had not contributed to this case, he even tried to hinder Dong Xuebing from his investigation. Now, the case was solved, and he appeared out of nowhere to claim the credit. Dong Xuebing will not take this lying down. After Qin Yong left, Dong Xuebing called Xie Huilan. “Sister Xie, are you busy?” Sister Xie is from the Central Government’s Publicity Department, and she is the best person to handle this.

Xie Huilan giggled and asked. “What is it?”

Dong Xuebing thought for a while and said. “I cracked an abduction case yesterday, but the local newspaper did not mention my name in their article. They even put in someone else’s name to snatch my credit. Sister Xie, I don’t mind being mentioned in the papers, but this credit is mine, and how can I let someone else take it away after working so hard? My Bureau Chief called up the local Publicity Department, and the Director said there’s nothing he can do. This is too much.”

“Hahaha… you are outraged. Alright. Tell me everything in detail.”

Dong Xuebing told Xie Huilan everything that had happened.

After a while, Xie Huilan laughed and said. “Ok. I know.”

In the afternoon, another family member of the abduction case’s victim came to the Bureau. It’s the father of an 8-year-old boy. But this time, the father is thanking Hu Yiguo and not Dong Xuebing. This is because he read in the papers that Hu Yiguo was the one who solved this case. Many officers shook their heads when they saw the father of the victim thanking Hu Yiguo. Most of the officers at the Bureau felt Hu Yiguo is too shameless, but they dare not say anything as he is a leader, and he still has a strong backing. It’s Chief Dong loss this time.

After sending the victim’s family member away, Hu Yiguo was in a good mood. He knows this credit will be recorded in his personal files instead of Dong Xuebing’s. Back at his office, he gave Qian Shen a call. “Director Qian, thank you for your help.”

Qian Shen laughed. “This is your department, and this credit is yours in the first place.”

Hu Yiguo laughed. “If it’s not for you, Dong Xuebing might have snatched my credit.”

“Let’s stop talking about this case. Hahaha… Xiao Fei keeps getting into trouble. Please help me take care of him in the future.”

“I know.”

10 minutes later, someone entered the office door suddenly!

This person is Hu Yiguo’s trusted aide. “What’s wrong with you?”

That man quickly passes a copy of the newspaper to Hu Yiguo. “This is the Provincial’s newspaper. Look on page 3!”

Provincial newspaper? Hu Yiguo flipped the paper and saw an article about Yan Tai County’s women and children’s abduction case. His heart starts to beat faster. He had never expected to be featured in the Province’s Newspaper. This is not the County’s or the City’s newspaper. It’s the Province’s newspaper, and it is more influential.

But Hu Yiguo’s happiness was short-lived because the next few sentences of the article shocked him!

The article wrote: County Public Security Deputy Bureau Chief Dong Xuebing had solved this case and arrested 5 suspects and rescued all 5 victims……

It’s the same! This article is exactly the same as the article in the County’s paper!

The only difference is Hu Yiguo’s name is changed to Dong Xuebing!

How is this possible? Hu Yiguo was dumbfounded!

At the same time, County’s Publicity Department’s Head, Director Qian Shen, is also reading the Province’s newspaper, given to him by his secretary. At first, he thought nothing about it, but when he read that article, his face turned pale and threw the papers on his desk. Suddenly, he remembered something and took out the County’s newspapers to compare both articles. He was stunned!

Other than the person in charge of the case is different, the rest of the articles are the same. Even the punctuations are the same as the County’s article! It is an exact copy of the report! What’s the meaning of this? Qian Shen took a deep breath. He knew the reporters can’t do this. The only explanation is the Provincial Newspaper agency, or the Provincial Publicity Department is giving Tai Yan County a warning! They don’t even bother to change single punctuation. This is like giving him a slap on his face.

Qian Shen felt he had offended the wrong person. This had never happened before, and even the Province’s newspaper is alarmed and gave him a warning this way. Who the hell is Dong Xuebing?

But it’s too late to say anything now. The Province’s newspaper had published this article, and Qian Shen must go along with them. He immediately makes a call. “Hello? Is the evening paper printed? Stop it right away and gather all the information about the abduction case. Get Chief Dong’s information from the Public Security and prepare a special report about him. You must emphasize Chief Dong’s contributions in solving this case!”

The person from the newspaper agency had not received any news and don’t understand what was going on. Why is Director Qian slapping his own face? The earlier article had stated it was Chief Hu’s credit. He said. “Director Qian, the evening papers are about to be printed…”

Qian Shen quickly said. “Just listen to me and add this article in. I give you 20 minutes!”

“Yes!”

After hanging up the phone, Qian Shen wiped the sweat off his forehead. He was getting uneasy about this.

News of Chief Dong being featured in the Province’s newspaper spread.

In the office, Qin Yong was the province’s newspaper and saw the article. Why is this article the same as the one in the County’s newspaper? He started reading it carefully and noticed Hu Yiguo’s name is changed to Dong Xuebing. He immediately understood what the province’s newspaper is trying to do. They are trying to disgust the County’s Publicity Department!

Qin Yong burst out laughing! This is a powerful slap to their face!

At the same time, Liang Chengpeng was also smiling in front of the Province’s newspaper. Xiao Dong is really influential and can even get the provincial newspaper agency to help him. This time, Qian Shen and Hu Yiguo did not get the credit and still got themselves into trouble. This move by Xiao Dong really hits the spot!

Once again, Dong Xuebing comes under the spotlight in the County’s Public Security Bureau.

Hu Silian, Gong Zhongwen, Sun Changhong, Zhao Jingsong, and the rest of the leaders all knew about this. Sun Changhong is gloating, Zhao Jingsong is troubled, and Hong Zhongwen is staring at Dong Xuebing’s name in the article. Qin Yong laughed and read the article several times.

The County’s evening newspaper was published before the workday ends.

The evening papers followed the direction set by the Province’s newspaper and even wrote ab article about Chief Dong, other than the abduction case. The reports described how Chief Dong helped the villagers and how he fought against the criminals. Hu Yiguo was not mentioned at all in the evening papers!

Yes. Qian Shen is slapping himself!

Hu Yiguo was the most furious. Not only did he not get the credit, but he also embarrassed himself. Every word in the morning’s article is like slapping Hu Yiguo’s face. Hu Yiguo tore the newspapers into pieces. Dong Xuebing! Let’s see who will have the last laugh!

Dong Xuebing did not expect Sister Xie to blow up this matter. Using the Province’s newspaper to get revenge for him? Using a sledgehammer to crack a nut? To him, the City’s newspaper is sufficient. But when he thought about Xie Huilan’s position, he smiled. Sister Xie is from the Central Publicity Department and only deals with the people from the Provincial Government’s Publicity Department and National level newspaper agencies. She does not know anyone from City Publicity Department.

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