National Geographic : 1964 Nov
"Then why shouldn't you put your money in the bank?" I asked. "Well, my money is tied up in the factory, not in cash." "Do you get 5 percent whether business is good or bad?" "The 5 percent is guaranteed by the state. So I am thankful to the state. Before the lib eration, sometimes I would make 8 or 9 per cent, but in other years only 2 percent. Now I know for certain." Shanghai "Catholic" Ignores Rome It seemed to me that Mr. Nyeng was less a capitalist-by one-half of one percent-than any Communist with money in the bank. But I did not want to wound him by saying so. "What will become of your huge fortune when you die? You have no children." "Oh, money-money doesn't mean any thing to me now. I never thought of that. The Party can take care of that better than I!" "How many capitalists like you are there in Shanghai?" "Well, we are several-we are many-I don't know how many." Later, I met some Swedish students and, another day, some journalists. They too had interviewed a Chinese capitalist. His name was Mr. Nyeng. In Shanghai I also met a practicing priest. Using a bamboo scoop, a farmer spreads water on rice seedbeds. Vegetable plots surround the electric power pole. Winter melons, tung-kua, move by sam pan to Canton on a muddy waterway. Can tonese make a savory soup from tung-kua 632 and serve it in the melon's hollowed halves.