The conflict caused by ″Guisi Examination″ in 1593 led to the downfall of the core members of the Donglin Faction. Many officials of the Donglin Faction, including Gu Xiancheng and Gao Panglong, insisted that the punishment meted onto them was not from the Wanli Emperor, but from a senior cabinet member, Wang Xijue. However, their insistence is a product of their misapprehension.The special right of Piaoni（票拟） does not have strict rules, ensures that the officials do not understand the source of the punishment. In addition, the Wanli Emperor would rarely if ever meet his officials, and the communiqué（密疏， Mishu） that the cabinet used to communicate with the Emperor was to be kept secret. As such, there was no way in which the officials could know the exact details of the communication between the cabinet and the Emperor. Eventually, the cabinet came to be viewed with suspicion and was criticized, thereby finding itself in a difficult position.