Two rare descendents of Jewish traders who settled in Kaifeng more than 1000 years ago -- when Kaifeng was the capital of China. Caption from Changing China: In Kaifeng [Henan] today there are some of the last descendants of a colony of Jews who settled there centuries ago. The Chinese call them yu tai - derived, perhaps, from Judea. Only about a dozen families still claim descent from the original colony. They have preserved nothing written in Hebrew; nor could any of them read it if they had. There is little, if anything, to distinguish them from their Chinese neighbors. All they seem to know of their Hebrew heritage is that it was 'different' from the Chinese.