Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134 No. 14 OCTOBER 2, 1989

Vol. 134 No. 14 OCTOBER 2, 1989

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COVER: A Day in the Life of China

, Some of the world's foremost photographers capture 24 hours of the world's oldest living civilization, from a fleeting kiss in a Guangzhou restaurant to timeless landscapes in distant provinces to the beginning of the student protests against the government. TIME presents 27 pages of photographs from a forthcoming book that chronicles what turned out to be a portentous day. Following the portfolio, special correspondent Michael Kramer delves into the soul of post-Tiananmen China and wonders if, like captive birds, the Chinese can learn to fly and sing in their giant cage.

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