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January 1, 1993 | Reuters
Twenty New Year's revelers were trampled to death early today when thousands of local and foreign party-goers stampeded through a packed bar and restaurant district in central Hong Kong, police said. Revelers, mostly in their teens and twenties, rushed down a steep hillside street shortly after the stroke of midnight, only to slip on cobblestones drenched with spilled beer and party foam.
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May 12, 1996 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police on Saturday regained control of a detention camp for Vietnamese asylum-seekers after a mass breakout and two days of rioting, but 32 fugitives remained at large in the territory. A massive hunt in Hong Kong's hills and villages snared 87 of the 119 migrants who escaped from the barbed-wire-ringed camp Friday in a bid to avoid deportation to Vietnam. Earlier reports that 200 had escaped were exaggerated, prison officials said.
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November 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guards fired tear gas to break up a clash between about 400 stone-hurling Vietnamese in the fourth incident of violence in a week at Hong Kong's largest camp for boat people. Officials said no one was injured in the latest incident at Whitehead, which houses about 25,000 Vietnamese refugees. Security personnel seized 137 homemade spears and knives in sweeps at the high-security center.
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May 21, 1995 | Associated Press
Thousands of Vietnamese asylum-seekers threw spears and rocks as they battled police at a detention center Saturday. Nearly 200 people were injured, mainly riot officers who used tear gas to quell the violence. The Vietnamese were protesting plans to transfer 1,500 of them to a smaller camp that is often a last stop for asylum-seekers before they are deported back to Vietnam.
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February 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police fired tear gas to quell clashes among Vietnamese refugees at a Hong Kong detention center, where two days of fighting have injured 68 people. The violence broke out when about 1,000 refugees were moved to another section of the center. A Hong Kong spokeswoman said rival groups of Vietnamese from Haiphong and Quong Ninh were involved in the fighting.
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May 12, 1996 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police on Saturday regained control of a detention camp for Vietnamese asylum-seekers after a mass breakout and two days of rioting, but 32 fugitives remained at large in the territory. A massive hunt in Hong Kong's hills and villages snared 87 of the 119 migrants who escaped from the barbed-wire-ringed camp Friday in a bid to avoid deportation to Vietnam. Earlier reports that 200 had escaped were exaggerated, prison officials said.
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May 21, 1995 | Associated Press
Thousands of Vietnamese asylum-seekers threw spears and rocks as they battled police at a detention center Saturday. Nearly 200 people were injured, mainly riot officers who used tear gas to quell the violence. The Vietnamese were protesting plans to transfer 1,500 of them to a smaller camp that is often a last stop for asylum-seekers before they are deported back to Vietnam.
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February 4, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fighting among refugees in a detention center for Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong left at least 18 dead and 128 injured Monday night in the worst violence since the camps were set up more than a decade ago, authorities said. The 18 people who died were in a building set on fire during fighting that broke out between rival gangs during festivities marking arrival of the Lunar New Year, according to police in the British colony.
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February 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police fired tear gas to break up a three-hour riot among Vietnamese "boat people" in Hong Kong's Whitehead detention center. Seven were injured. The clash reportedly erupted between two groups from neighboring Vietnamese provinces.
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September 3, 1989 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
It started last Sunday morning over 85 grams of rice, the daily ration for each of the 5,500 Vietnamese "boat people" already suffering from malnutrition and disease at one of Hong Kong's refugee detention camps on an island called Tai A Chau. When it ended Monday afternoon in an assault on the island by police helicopters, gunboats and 350 anti-riot police, the Hong Kong media had dubbed it "24 Hours of Terror."
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January 1, 1993 | Reuters
Twenty New Year's revelers were trampled to death early today when thousands of local and foreign party-goers stampeded through a packed bar and restaurant district in central Hong Kong, police said. Revelers, mostly in their teens and twenties, rushed down a steep hillside street shortly after the stroke of midnight, only to slip on cobblestones drenched with spilled beer and party foam.
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February 4, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fighting among refugees in a detention center for Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong left at least 18 dead and 128 injured Monday night in the worst violence since the camps were set up more than a decade ago, authorities said. The 18 people who died were in a building set on fire during fighting that broke out between rival gangs during festivities marking arrival of the Lunar New Year, according to police in the British colony.
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November 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guards fired tear gas to break up a clash between about 400 stone-hurling Vietnamese in the fourth incident of violence in a week at Hong Kong's largest camp for boat people. Officials said no one was injured in the latest incident at Whitehead, which houses about 25,000 Vietnamese refugees. Security personnel seized 137 homemade spears and knives in sweeps at the high-security center.
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February 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police fired tear gas to quell clashes among Vietnamese refugees at a Hong Kong detention center, where two days of fighting have injured 68 people. The violence broke out when about 1,000 refugees were moved to another section of the center. A Hong Kong spokeswoman said rival groups of Vietnamese from Haiphong and Quong Ninh were involved in the fighting.
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February 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police fired tear gas to break up a three-hour riot among Vietnamese "boat people" in Hong Kong's Whitehead detention center. Seven were injured. The clash reportedly erupted between two groups from neighboring Vietnamese provinces.
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September 3, 1989 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
It started last Sunday morning over 85 grams of rice, the daily ration for each of the 5,500 Vietnamese "boat people" already suffering from malnutrition and disease at one of Hong Kong's refugee detention camps on an island called Tai A Chau. When it ended Monday afternoon in an assault on the island by police helicopters, gunboats and 350 anti-riot police, the Hong Kong media had dubbed it "24 Hours of Terror."
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September 25, 2000 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Wen Ho Lee case has taught Clara Liu the risks of playing it safe. The former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist's battle against espionage charges hit home for Liu, a 50-year-old aerospace engineer, and other Chinese immigrants who sought security in professions where they thought they would be judged by their skill with numbers and not their speaking ability or skin color.
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May 2, 1995 | MAGGIE FARLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Time is nearly up for this bustling British colony. In faraway Beijing and just across the frontier in the Shenzhen industrial zone, the government of China has erected giant electronic digital clocks that tick off the days and minutes until July 1, 1997. On that date, a century and a half of colonial rule will end, and this sophisticated capitalist entrepot will come under the rule of a slowly waking Communist giant.
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