On November 13th, 1722, the heavily sick Kangxi Emperor made a quick yet determinate decision to name his 4th son, Yinzhen, as the successor to the throne. A proclamation of the ascension to the throne was announced seven days later by the newly-ascended emperor Yongzheng. The edict mentioned about how former Crown Prince In Ceng (Han Chinese: Yinreng) was deposed twice due to insanity, and emphasized that the Kangxi Emperor had entrusted the responsibilities of looking after the empire to In Jen (Han Chinese: Yinzhen). The Yongzheng Emperor also vowed in this edict that all the good policies installed by his predecessors should be followed and were not be changed.
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