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June 7, 1994 | Christine Courtney\f7 , Special to The Times
British-born Tony Talbot describes his job moving goods on the high seas between Asia and the West in almost denigrating terms. "I'm just a driver of goods, really. I drive the cargo around. I'm just a cog in the machinery." The captain says that over the years, innovations and technology have combined to increase cargo loads, reduce ship staff and shorten port calls. Automated satellite communications will soon eliminate the post of the ship's radio officer.
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June 7, 1994 | Christine Courtney\f7 , Special to The Times
British-born Tony Talbot describes his job moving goods on the high seas between Asia and the West in almost denigrating terms. "I'm just a driver of goods, really. I drive the cargo around. I'm just a cog in the machinery." The captain says that over the years, innovations and technology have combined to increase cargo loads, reduce ship staff and shorten port calls. Automated satellite communications will soon eliminate the post of the ship's radio officer.
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August 25, 2001 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A high-level Taiwanese panel began a three-day review of the island's economic future Friday amid signs that the government is about to abandon increasingly futile efforts to limit commercial ties with mainland China. The meeting, which comes as Taiwan appears to be heading for its first recession in more than three decades, was called by President Chen Shui-bian to explore ways of reinvigorating what only a year ago was widely viewed as one of East Asia's most vibrant economies.
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June 7, 1992 | RITA ARIYOSHI, Ariyoshi is a Honolulu-based free-lance writer.
In Hong Kong, you can design your own dinnerware--soup bowls to nut dishes--and emblazon it with your astrological sign, your initials or a hastily researched family crest. You can strew it with your favorite flowers, adorn it with doodles or simply match it to the dining room draperies.
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