China's Faces of the Future

See them playing, laughing, sleeping. These children seem hardly the stuff of revolution, yet it is they who will inherit the legacy of Deng Xiaoping. Like the child in the too large parka above, China's youth must grow into Deng's vision. The numbers are huge (a Peking maternity ward and street crossing in Shanghai), but the new order offers fresh opportunities for individual effort (at the piano and dancing in kindergarten). In Suzhou, a grandmother remains a cherished link to the past. Near the Great Wall, a toddler bundled for the cold awaits the future.

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