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April 11, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty years ago, Vietnam's Communist government set out to destroy free enterprise. Not surprisingly, its storm troopers headed straight for Cholon, the sprawling, prosperous Chinese district of Ho Chi Minh City. Truckloads of soldiers and volunteers wearing red armbands descended on the maze of crowded, narrow streets to inventory personal property--everything from gold watches to factory machines--that was to be turned over to the state.
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April 11, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty years ago, Vietnam's Communist government set out to destroy free enterprise. Not surprisingly, its storm troopers headed straight for Cholon, the sprawling, prosperous Chinese district of Ho Chi Minh City. Truckloads of soldiers and volunteers wearing red armbands descended on the maze of crowded, narrow streets to inventory personal property--everything from gold watches to factory machines--that was to be turned over to the state.
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April 5, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man-made brush fires that are raging again in Indonesia are symptomatic of a wider regional peril: Southeast Asia's rapid development is racking up an alarming toll in environmental destruction. Pick almost any environmental topic, from urban pollution to deforestation, and Southeast Asia has a track record that is among the world's worst. The result could eventually derail the region's hope to achieve sustainable development and cause immeasurable global harm, ecologists say.
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April 5, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man-made brush fires that are raging again in Indonesia are symptomatic of a wider regional peril: Southeast Asia's rapid development is racking up an alarming toll in environmental destruction. Pick almost any environmental topic, from urban pollution to deforestation, and Southeast Asia has a track record that is among the world's worst. The result could eventually derail the region's hope to achieve sustainable development and cause immeasurable global harm, ecologists say.
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