CHINA: Confucius Is Alive in Canton

The sprawling commercial city of Canton (pop. 3,000,000), 110 miles by rail from Hong Kong, has for thirteen centuries been China's principal point of contact with the outside world, a traditional gathering place for both Asian and European traders. This month businessmen from more than 100 nations visited Canton for the semiannual trade fair, at which many of China's foreign-trade deals are arranged. Among the visitors to the fair was TIME Correspondent David Aikman. His report:

The lush, subtropical greens of Canton's trees and parks give almost no hint that fall is upon China. But there are other sights and...

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