Wu Liandeng, Chairman MAO’s butler, said…

2022-05-21 0 By

As for Chairman MAO’s life in his later years, nothing can be better said than Wu Liandeng.Wu liandeng came to MAO’s house in 1964 and took care of him for the last 12 years of his life until his death in 1976.Wu Liandeng was born in 1942 in Yancheng, Jiangsu province. Because his family was poor and he did not go to school for a few years, he went to a guest house in Yancheng when he was 16 years old.At that time, Wu Liandeng could not have imagined that this job would lead him to zhongnanhai, where he would accompany Chairman MAO for 12 years.So-called “three hundred and sixty line, line out of the top,” job as a waiter is a very low-level, but wu kinds is very professional, does not fear endures hardship, hard worker, and eyes have work, other people can’t see the place, he could see, leadership also didn’t say, he can give you arranged in advance, such, where will be welcome.Gradually, Wu Liandeng’s reputation is also more and more loud, many to jiangsu Yancheng inspection of the superior leadership, but also to his deep impression.Then, in 1964, Wu received a sudden notice from his superiors: Pack up and go to Beijing.He was not told his specific tasks and was not allowed to ask, not even his family.In this way, Wu Liandeng in a confused water entered zhongnanhai, saw the former only in the newspaper to see chairman MAO.Seeing Chairman MAO for the first time, Wu Liandeng was very excited and nervous. The leader asked him to carry water for Chairman MAO. As a result, he dropped the teacup to the ground and broke it.He expected that Chairman MAO would severely criticize him, but to his surprise, Chairman MAO smiled and asked him kindly what his name was and where he came from.After Wu’s halting reply, Chairman MAO suddenly smiled and said, “Oh, you’re from Xiancheng!”Wu Liandeng was stunned and quickly explained: “No, chairman, I am from Yancheng, Jiangsu province.”Chairman MAO smiled even more broadly and said, “Isn’t that Xian Cheng?”Everyone laughed, and Wu slowly relaxed and became more natural.Later, Chairman MAO said to Wu Liandeng: “We are all comrades to each other, which is deeper than any affection. I will call you Comrade Wu Liandeng from now on, and you can also call me Comrade MAO Zedong.”Of course, Mr. Wu, out of great reverence for Chairman MAO, would not call him that.Because Wu Worked very hard and satisfied Chairman MAO in every detail, he soon became the “big butler” who took care of chairman MAO’s family.Chairman MAO never touched money, and every month when the salary was paid, it was Wu Liandeng who took care of it, and he was responsible for all the monthly expenses at home.Wu recalled that After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Chairman MAO’s salary was 510 yuan per month. Later, due to the country’s unprecedented economic difficulties, Chairman MAO voluntarily lowered his salary to 404.8 yuan, which remained unchanged until his death.Although Chairman MAO’s salary is not low, his daily expenses are also very large, such as smoking, drinking tea, especially buying books, which is a big part of the budget, so there is not much money left for the living expenses of Chairman MAO’s family.According to Wu Liandeng, Chairman MAO lived a very frugal life, especially in his later years, he often told his cooks to cook less rice and eat less for himself, so as not to waste it.On one occasion, When Wu Liandeng was serving food to Chairman MAO, he found That Chairman MAO was picking up rice grains on the table and eating them. Wu Liandeng hurriedly said: “Chairman, don’t eat them if they fall on the table, it’s not healthy!”But Chairman MAO ignored, continue to pick up the rice to eat, eat and said: “farmers grow food is not easy, do not waste, do not look down on this few grains of rice, we are to advocate a spirit, can not waste.”Chairman MAO is also very concerned about Wu Liandeng, once Chairman MAO did a thing without telling him, so That Wu Liandeng was very moved.Once, wu’s nephew in his hometown was so naughty that he set fire to the straw on the wall, which set fire to the family house and caused great damage to the family.Wu Liandeng learned this news, worried, but there is no way, can only worry, several days unhappy.All of these naturally escape chairman MAO’s eyes, asked Wu Liandeng is not what happened, Wu Liandeng do not want to disturb Chairman MAO because of their own home affairs?Never said.Later, Chairman MAO went to wu liandeng’s hometown leader and learned of his family’s situation. He ordered him to send 300 yuan from his own writer’s fee to Wu liandeng’s family to repair the house.Chairman MAO did not tell Wu Liandeng about this matter until a letter came from his hometown, saying that someone from Beijing had sent the money. Wu Liandeng asked around and found out that Chairman MAO had sent the money. He was immediately moved to tears and said to Chairman MAO, “I will work hard to repay the care of chairman MAO!”Chairman MAO smiled and said: “My money is given to me by the people, should be used on the people, you do not thank me, thank the people.”Although Chairman MAO was very concerned about his staff, he was also very strict with them. Wu liandeng recalled that Chairman MAO had laid down several rules for them:Don’t play cards, don’t specialise, don’t hold your head high, don’t go to places with your tail between your legs, and don’t feel superior to others just because you work beside Chairman MAO.Moreover, Chairman MAO paid more attention to set an example, often said to everyone: “I like you, there is no special place, I can do, you must do!”This sentence, Wu Liandeng in mind for a lifetime.A few years ago, some media got news out of nowhere that Chairman MAO’s remuneration amounted to 130 million yuan. Wu Liandeng was very angry when he read the news, saying that it was just a big rumor. He had calculated that Chairman MAO’s total remuneration was 1.24 million yuan.1.24 million also is not a small sum of money, of course, but chairman MAO himself, including his family all have not used these paid a penny, but for my goods, such as ZhangShiZhao, that year to help students to study abroad in France, hunan province, to chairman MAO, twenty thousand yuan, after the founding, when ZhangShiZhao life difficult, chairman MAO gave him two thousand yuan a year, has been for ten years.All this money was taken from Chairman MAO’s remuneration.In a speech later, Wu Said solemnly: “Chairman MAO has no savings in any bank in China;In any savings office in China, not one cent of Chairman MAO’s savings;In any country in the world, no Chairman MAO saved a cent.If anyone says there is, it must be a rumour!”Chairman MAO’s family…