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September 29, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
China declared Thursday that it considers Vietnam's troop withdrawal from Cambodia a sham and that it will continue to send arms to the Khmer Rouge guerrillas fighting the Vietnamese-installed government of Cambodia. A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry also leveled new charges in the dispute with Vietnam over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. These charges appeared to be intended, at least in part, to increase the pressure on Vietnam over Cambodia.
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May 21, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Phu Dang, 75, has traveled nearly every year for a decade from her Irvine home to a small Vietnamese village near the Cambodian border to search for her son Ho. The villagers tell her to give up. He's dead, they say, shot nearly 25 years ago by Communists who forced him into a reeducation camp because he had been in the South Vietnamese army. But Dang doesn't know for sure--an uncertainty that haunts her and the relatives of as many as 60,000 Vietnamese who disappeared in the camps.
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March 15, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer
Prince Norodom Sihanouk, the Cambodian resistance leader, said here Tuesday that he is seeking military aid from the United States to strengthen his position for battle in Cambodia and peace talks in France. "Up to now we got from the United States of America non-lethal aid, but we want a few lethal aids," Sihanouk said in English at a press conference at the state guest house in Beijing where he resides.
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July 17, 1998 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All but the ghosts have abandoned the wartime cemetery here. No relatives visit. The monument to honor the sacrifice of the dead stands unfinished. The pagoda for family prayer is empty. Weeds run wild among the graves, and headstones lie toppled. A generation ago, when these boy soldiers died, bereaved mothers encased their photographs in the stone markers. Surprisingly, many of the pictures have not faded.
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January 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Diplomatic efforts began in Paris and Beijing to try to end the 11-year-old Cambodian conflict after reports of guerrilla attacks in the capital and the second-largest city. France called a meeting next week of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the issue, and a Soviet deputy foreign minister arrived in Beijing for talks on Cambodia with Chinese officials. Moscow backs the pro-Vietnamese government while China arms the guerrillas.
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June 28, 1988
Four hundred Vietnamese soldiers, in what Hanoi called the largest single troop withdrawal since the 1978 invasion of Cambodia, piled aboard civilian buses and pulled out of bases in central Cambodia on their way home. The soldiers are among the first of 50,000 troops Vietnam says it will withdraw from Cambodia this year, under a timetable to remove all its forces by 1990.
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December 18, 1988 | United Press International
Vietnam, once proud of its soldiers' untarnished image, has seen its troops slip into a decline in discipline, morals and revolutionary fervor, according to Hanoi Radio. Troops have been widely charged with theft, laziness and molesting young women, and "our troops' efforts to preserve the nature of revolutionary traditions have declined and degraded," said the Vietnamese-language broadcast, a translation of which was made available Saturday.
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July 1, 1988 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
The withdrawal of nearly half the Vietnamese occupation army in Cambodia this year will tilt the battlefield balance in the long-running guerrilla war, but the defenders insist they can beat back any attempt to break the stalemate. "The reactionary forces can threaten and oppress a certain number of our people, but they have no popular sympathy. They cannot win," declared Heng Samrin, president of the regime installed here by the Vietnamese nearly a decade ago.
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August 31, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
A 19-nation peace conference aimed at averting a widening civil war in Cambodia ended in failure here Wednesday after a month of negotiations did not produce a political settlement between rival forces. In a short statement issued by the delegates Wednesday evening, the conference reported making some progress but admitted that "it is not yet possible to achieve a comprehensive settlement."
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April 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
A group of Vietnamese commandos who worked for the CIA and U.S. military behind enemy lines before being captured and held in camps for decades have been denied refuge in the United States, the New York Times reported Friday. The commandos, known as the "lost patrols," were captured and imprisoned in the 1960s, the Times said. Reviled as traitors, they now want to leave Vietnam and come to the United States. The U.S.
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June 14, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Fighters from three of Cambodia's four rival armies began reporting to U.N. sites across this Southeast Asian nation Saturday, the head of the U.N. peacekeepers said. But the Khmer Rouge guerrillas refused to take part in the U.N.-directed disarmament, raising the possibility of a new surge in fighting. Other factions have warned that they will respond in kind to any attacks. The Khmer Rouge has attacked several government positions over the last few weeks.
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February 13, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once, many of these men were America's enemies. Many among them had actually fought and killed Americans for more than a decade in the jungles of their homeland, Vietnam.
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April 11, 1990 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A string of battlefield victories has emboldened the Cambodian government in recent weeks and strengthened its leverage in forthcoming talks with opposition forces, according to Cambodian officials and Eastern European diplomats here. The capture last week by Cambodian forces of the town of Thmar Pouk, about 12 miles from the Thai border, was the latest government success in its drive against three guerrilla groups based in Thailand.
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February 27, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cambodia's warring factions opened a new round of peace talks in Jakarta, Indonesia. The latest negotiations center on a new Australian peace plan calling for the United Nations to establish a caretaker government in Phnom Penh until free elections can be held. The talks opened amid a new offensive by the Vietnamese-backed government to drive resistance forces out of areas they seized in northwestern Cambodia late last year.
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January 15, 1990 | United Press International
five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council--the United States, China, France, the Soviet Union and Britain--will meet here today to examine the latest diplomatic efforts to end the fighting in Cambodia after the withdrawal of Vietnamese troops. The two-day meeting in Paris, opening amid a Khmer Rouge guerrilla offensive against the Vietnam-backed Phnom Penh government, will focus on an Australian proposal for an enhanced U.N. role in Cambodia.
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January 10, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Diplomatic efforts began in Paris and Beijing to try to end the 11-year-old Cambodian conflict after reports of guerrilla attacks in the capital and the second-largest city. France called a meeting next week of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the issue, and a Soviet deputy foreign minister arrived in Beijing for talks on Cambodia with Chinese officials. Moscow backs the pro-Vietnamese government while China arms the guerrillas.
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October 21, 1989 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hung Hong has been a refugee since 1979. A former farmer from Battambang in western Cambodia, he has given up hope of ever going home. "I don't want to go back anymore," he told a visitor to this sprawling refugee camp along the Thai border north of the town of Aranyaprathet. "We get a lot of aid. It's not my land here, but it's better to stay here than live under the Communists." Pat Piek is also afraid to go home. She said she fled as Vietnam invaded Cambodia in 1979.
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