Deng Xiaoping's famous dictum 'to get rich is glorious' might not be the motto of China's tycoons any longer. For those attending the NPC and CPPCC in Beijing, the phrase 'more blessed to give' would be appropriate. Xinhua yesterday interviewed a number of billionaires taking part in the two-week-long session. Among the topics raised was the murder of tycoon Li Haicang in Shanxi province in January. Li was shot dead at his desk by a business associate. Xinhua quoted Nan Cunhui, a billionaire from Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, as saying that the rich need not fear for their personal safety if they helped create a better society. 'By showing respect for others, people will love you and respect you in return,' he said. 'The problem of personal safety will go away naturally,' he told Xinhua. Mr Nan, who made his fortune making power transformers, has an estimated personal wealth of US$100 million (HK$780 million), according to Xinhua. Li, chairman of steelmaker Haixin Group in Shanxi province, was gunned down two months ago. The murderer, identified by police as Feng Yinliang, then killed himself. Lou Zhongfu, another billionaire from Zhuhai, admitted that a widening wealth gap might have fuelled social tension, but said murder and violence remained rare. Like Mr Nan, Mr Lou said the best protection wasn't hiring more bodyguards but giving to society. He said private businessmen who had become affluent should learn to be modest, low-profile, easy-going, respectful and participate in charity work to avoid incurring the 'wrath' of the poor.