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In 1963, I transferred to the State Administration Bureau. The nature of my work and the target audience changed. At that time, the State Administration of Management was mainly responsible for the preparation of national leaders, the administrative funds of various provinces and cities, ministries and commissions, and the preparations for various important meetings of the State Council. It often came into contact with some national leaders in its work.

The Chinese people Republic Honorary Chairman Soong Ching Ling, since his youth, he followed Mr. Sun Yat-sen to devote himself to the Chinese democratic revolution. In 1927, Chiang Kai-shek launched the counter-revolutionary”April 12″ coup, and Ms. Soong Ching Ling published a discussion on Jiang’s power. After the”December 28th” Incident in Shanghai, she went to the front line to express condolences to the soldiers of the 19th Route Army who fought the war. Formed the China Civil Rights Protection Alliance with Cai Yuanpei, Lu Xun, Yang Xingfo, etc.; launched the”Saving the Country and Imprisoning Campaign” to rescue the”Seven Gentlemen”. He was also elected as the executive member of the National Salvation Federation of all walks of life; Chairman of the Hong Kong Defense China League; Honorary Chairman of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang. In 1949, he was elected as the vice chairman of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China. In 1952, he was elected as the chairman of the Asia and Pacific Regional Peace Liaison Committee; later he was elected as the vice chairman of the People’s Republic of China and the honorary chairman of the country. He joined the Communist Party of China on May 15, 1981. Won the Stalin International Prize for”Strengthening International Peace”. In the long years of nearly 70 years, she has been unyielding and fighting bravely, and has always stood firmly with the Chinese people and the Communist Party of China, dedicated to the people’s democratic revolution, the socialist revolution and construction, as well as the defense of world peace and the promotion of human progress. , Selflessness and fearlessness, dedication and exhaustion.

As a result, she won the heartfelt love and eternal memory of the whole party, people of all ethnic groups in the country, including compatriots in Taiwan and overseas Chinese, and was also admired and respected by peace-loving and just people around the world.

After I was transferred to the State Administration of Management, I was in charge of the Communication Office, Service Office, and Administration Office of the Great Hall of the People. Song QinglingThe vice chairman is the object of our service. In April 1963, Vice Chairman Soong Ching Ling returned to Beijing from Shanghai and moved to a newly renovated new residence, No. 46, Beiyan, Houhai, which was originally the Garden of the Regent Palace in the late Qing Dynasty. This is a project approved by Premier Zhou, included in the key infrastructure plan by the State Planning Commission, and focused on by the State Management Bureau. Since Vice Chairman Song moved in, we have to visit her every Chinese New Year, holidays or seasons and special circumstances to solve practical problems in life. Vice Chairman Song is very satisfied with our daily service work and often asks the staff and secretary around her to visit us.

I remember that every time Vice Chairman Song returned to Beijing from Shanghai, he would buy some specialty snacks from Shanghai’s Old Town God’s Temple, such as spiced broad beans and strange-flavored beans for me. Around the beginning of the 1970s, I was ill and was admitted to the Beijing Hospital. Vice Chairman Song not only sent a secretary to visit, but also delivered gold coin chocolates and large buckets of whole coffee that were hard to buy on the market at the time, asking me to take good care of my body.

One day in August 1966, Vice Chairman Song asked the secretary to call me.

After getting the report, I drove to Vice Chairman Song’s residence quickly, walked through a large garden, and just sat down in the spacious living room on the first floor of the house. Vice Chairman Song also walked slowly up the stairs. Come down.”Director Gao is here.” After Vice Chairman Song said hello, he sat down and continued:”Director Gao, what I should pay attention to now is the issue of specialization, but you also promote the development of specialization.” Vice Chairman Song bluntly stated that she wants to solved problem.

“In our work, where has contributed to the development of specialization, please advise Vice Chairman Song.” I can’t figure out what went wrong in our work, let alone the original intention of Vice Chairman Song’s criticism, so Ask unceremoniously.

“I have received the highest salary each month, but you still subsidize me 200 yuan for special expenses. Isn’t this special? To reduce the burden on the country, from now on, the State Administration of My monthly payment of 200 yuan will be returned as many as possible, and I won’t need it anymore.”

Now I understand the ins and outs of the matter, so I said:”Vice Chairman Song, this is not special, it is according to national regulations. Give you what you deserve!” I explained gently.

“I want to be like everyone else, why don’t you even accept my little request! If you don’t listen to my opinion, well, I will write to Premier Zhou”Vice Chairman Song was obviously dissatisfied with what I said, flushed with red face, and said angrily.

“Vice Chairman Song, how can I accept the money? If I accept it, it means that I admit that this subsidy is special.” I tried to persuade Vice Chairman Song again, but I still failed. I had no choice but to resign and still have important things waiting for me, so I hurriedly said goodbye politely.

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A few days later, I received an approval letter from Premier Zhou with a letter from Vice Chairman Song attached to it. I now recall to the effect that:

Premier Zhou, I have been Not only do I get a generous monthly salary from the government, but also a special subsidy of 200 yuan per month. Now my life is not difficult, and my monthly salary is sufficient. The extra 200 yuan of special expenses will be refunded to the country as much as possible. Sent. I reflected this opinion to Deputy Director Gao Fufu of the State Administration of Management, but he did not listen to my opinion…

Premier Zhou considered it after receiving the letter, and felt that since Vice Chairman Song had an idea, it might be difficult for a while. The explanation passed, so I met Vice Chairman Song’s request, endorsed the word “temporary deposit” at the top of the first page of the letter, and forwarded the letter to the State Administration of State Administration. I had to act according to the Premier’s approval and send Vice Chairman Song’s 200 yuan special support. The fee is temporarily stored in the Finance Department of the State Administration of China.

Just after the matter was settled, I suddenly received a call from Vice Chairman Song’s office one day, saying that the 200 yuan special expense was required. This is of course a good thing, so I sent someone to return the money to her. How did this change? I didn’t understand it at first, but after a short while I figured it out.

The original All-China Women’s Federation Vice Chairman, Comrade Shi Liang, did a lot of work. Ms. Shi Liang was an early member of the Democratic League and one of the seven famous patriotic gentlemen. She had fought long-term and tenacious struggles with the Kuomintang reactionaries in the Kuomintang ruled area, and her name goes down in history. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, he served successively as Minister of Justice, Vice Chairman of the All-China Women’s Federation, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC, and Vice Chairman of the National People’s Congress. He had very good personal relations with Vice Chairman Song. He often visited home. When I was worried about expenses, I thought of a way to get the best of both worlds.

“It is stipulated to send your money. How can Deputy Director Gao dare to take it back!” A significant event.” Vice Chairman Shi Liang obviously said a lot of good things for me.

Vice Chairman Song listened to the words of Vice Chairman Shi Liang and wanted to return the special expenses. Since then, he has accumulated the monthly special expenses and it has indeed been remitted into a considerable sum of money and turned over to the State Administration. The bureau then transferred it to the national treasury.

——Excerpted from”Anecdotes of the Fathers of the Republic” published by Central Literature Publishing House