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December 18, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr. and MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writers
January, 1988: A resurgent flood of Vietnamese "boat people" sweeps toward the palm-lined eastern shores of Thailand. Marine police and local fishermen force them back to sea. By unofficial count, more than 100 Vietnamese are drowned. June, 1988: Hong Kong authorities, inundated with the largest arrivals of "boat people" since the aftermath of the Vietnam War, announce a strict policy of deterrence.
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December 18, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr. and MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writers
January, 1988: A resurgent flood of Vietnamese "boat people" sweeps toward the palm-lined eastern shores of Thailand. Marine police and local fishermen force them back to sea. By unofficial count, more than 100 Vietnamese are drowned. June, 1988: Hong Kong authorities, inundated with the largest arrivals of "boat people" since the aftermath of the Vietnam War, announce a strict policy of deterrence.
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