• Photo of a man posing with a Coca-Cola bottle in 1981 symbolized a cultural shift in China

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    Stephy Chung, CNN
    A young man stands grinning in Beijing's Forbidden City. It's the dead of winter, and one of his hands is buried deep into the pockets of his long overcoat to protect it from the chill. The other grasps the unmistakable contours of a glass Coca-Cola bottle.
    Today, Coke is the world's most famous soft drink and can be found just about anywhere. But back in 1981, when the image was shot by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Liu Heung Shing, it was only just getting into the hands of ordinary Chinese people.
    Liu, who was in his late 20s when he began working for Time...
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