Noodles not rice

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 18 October, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 18 October, 1998, 12:00am

SHANGHAI (October 22): MAJOR-GENERAL Chiang Ching-kuo, economic boss of Shanghai, could not buy rice so he had to buy noodles, his secretary announced. He said the noodles were not of the best quality.

The bulk of Shanghai's 5,000,000 residents - who had not broken Chiang's retroactive anti-hoarding laws -have been eating noodles ever since his price freezing regulations stopped the flow of rice into Shanghai.