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Oyster Farm, Xiamen, China, 1997

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"Tending to their own businesses, oyster farmers in Maluan Bay cultivate private profits. China's pursuit of 'market socialism' has spawned similar opportunities in Xiamen, the special economic zone on the horizon, where workers compete for attractive jobs in Taiwanese-owned factories."

—From "South China Sea: Crossroads of Asia," December 1998, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Michael S. Yamashita

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