Chapter 196 (Part 1): Deal with the foreign friends!
Not much happens in this~
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Very quickly, Yue Zhong reached the western district’s square, only to see that 43 foreigners stood there. There were both men and women among those 43 foreigners and they were all well-dressed; like dogs, their appearances hadn’t been ‘baptised’ by the ‘end of the world’ in the slightest. Before, when the base was in its most difficult time, it didn’t let these foreign friends suffer any hardships.
Seven of Yue Zhong’s official members stood at the side armed with rifles, coldly staring at those foreigners. If they moved in the slightest, a bullet would mercilessly penetrate through their bodies.
Yue Zhong walked up to the center of the square, overlooked the 43 foreigners below and said icily,
“I am the one called Yue Zhong. If you have anything to say then quickly speak, as you only have this one chance.”
Yue Zhong did not actually hate foreigners. It was just that the base’s treatment towards the foreigners was much better than to the country’s people themselves. Whilst a large number of compatriot survivors were starving, those foreigners were living carefree in the specialty region. It was this that made Yue Zhong feel very uncomfortable. Receiving worse treatment than the foreigners upon their own country’s ground, Yue Zhong really didn’t know whether this country was the foreigners’ or his own.
“Chief Yue Zhong, hello. I am Choi Min-ho, chairman of South Korea DY Group’s Asian Division! I hereby submit a request on behalf of the following friends from Japan, America, Italy and the United Kingdom. We hope that you can comply with international practice and provide us with humanitarian assistance.”
“We are very fond of China, this beautiful, mysterious, friendly and culturally advanced country. We have always followed the rules of your country China and have not done anything that has violated your country’s laws. Therefore we hope that you protect our private property and give us fair treatment.” Choi Min-ho lightly smiled towards Yue Zhong and said.
Foreigners as despotic and arrogant as Toshi Kameda were not that many; the reason he could behave that way was because he was closely colluding with the base’s senior officials. Toshi Kameda had the resources to be arrogant. The 43 foreigners gathered on the square basically did still abide with China’s laws. Even within the base, their behavior was still much better than that of the senior officials and their children. This was also something they relied on to dare to come up with a request for Yue Zhong.
(Note: Previously, chinanovel translated Toshi Kameda as Gui Tianshou, which is what it is in Chinese. However, it’s said that he’s Japanese, so I tried my best to translate the name into its Japanese version. To remind any readers, Toshi Kameda was a Japanese VIP who was ‘trampled over’ by Yue Zhong and later assassinated or something.)
“I say this with much regret, Mr Choi Min-ho! All things like international practice and humanitarian aid don’t work here in my place. The only thing I can do is be fair and treat you and other people equally. If you want enough to eat, then you must do the same as other people and work. If you don’t work, then you can only receive an amount of rations that will not be able to fill up your stomach.”
“Of course, if you think that the treatment at my place is harsh: as compensation for you abiding with China’s laws, right now you can all take your personal belongings with you and leave. I will not stop you. Wang Shuang, you can just follow this principle to deal with them. If they make trouble again, send the men to the scum battalion and the women will be incorporated into the third labor camp.” Yue Zhong lightly said those words, then turned around and left.
After the ‘end of the world’, order collapsed and morality fell. Many men released the dark incarnation from their hearts and committed various crimes. The majority of women were weak but in the same way, many of them also cruelly* committed various felonies like eating, killing and abusing people. These women were dealt with mercilessly by Yue Zhong in the same way: those who deserved death were directly killed, whilst the women who didn’t quite deserve the death sentence were put into labor camps.
(*Note: the idiom used here literally means ‘with a cruel heart and poisonous hand’, basically ‘cruel’.)
These slave laborers had no human rights- not only were they held in prisons, they also had to do heavy labor. If necessary, they would be given to soldiers who had made great merits to enjoy. One of the most important reasons for the existence of females was that they could give birth. As long as there were offspring, the race would be able to continue.
With the keynote that Yue Zhong had set down, Wang Shuang’s courage was boosted. He looked at Choi Min-ho and the other foreigners, all of them looking rather pale, and said loudly,
“All of you, come over here to report your specialty. We will allocate jobs to you depending on your specialty and those without any ability will become laborers. Of course, if you take your private property and leave this place right now, we will also not stop you.”
(Note: the original phrase for ‘laborers’ was actually ‘coolies’. ‘Coolies’, which is a proper word, just sounds kind of strange to me, so I stuck with ‘laborers’.)
At this time, there were still many zombies littered around Qing Yuan County. Without any methods of transportation, if normal people left the city, they might immediately be devoured up completely by those zombies. Choi Min-ho and those foreigners naturally weren’t stupid and could only go up sensibly to report their own specialty one by one, then let Wang Shuang make arrangements.
As he watched the foreigners who, before the ‘end of the world’, had a social status far above him obediently come up to him one by one and report their specialty, a sense of superiority spontaneously welled up in him. There was even a French woman who threw him a flirtatious look. By now, Wang Shuang had already grown to become a Level 13 Evolver and he kept two beautiful women. Back then, if he hadn’t been determined to follow Yue Zhong, right now, he would either have landed in the mouths of zombies or he would be the lowest level survivor bitterly struggling amidst cold and hunger.
Yue Zhong had just returned to the shooting gallery when Xu Zhenggang came up to him. Looking at Xu Zhenggang, he felt a bit surprised and asked,
After Xu Zhenggang had accepted Yue Zhong’s recruitment and joined his forces, as always, he didn’t have the intention of improving their personal relationship. He always stayed among his own squad members and trained them; during battle he was also the first to rush up to the front line with a very strong desire to fight. Xu Zhenggang really was the perfect role model of a soldier, the best knife.
(Note: ‘best knife’ sounds somewhat strange but I couldn’t think of any other way to put it than to literally translate the term. Its meaning should be clear though.)