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April 24, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Law for State-Run Firms: The nation's National Assembly has passed a landmark law forcing state-owned companies to fend for themselves, a move foreign economists have urged as vital to the country's economic reforms, the Vietnam News reported. Lawyers say the new law is a crucial step in Vietnam's plan to sell shares in its public sector firms and set up a stock market to attract foreign and domestic investment.
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May 26, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Thao Pham walks in her pink high-top sneakers along a row of motorcycle helmets at the eVo shop on Hai Ba Trung Street. Her current helmet, with a "Funny Love Pucca" cartoon character pattern, is so yesterday. And there's a sale, 30% off. The 21-year-old tries on a winged "Snoopy in Car" model, a red-and-white ladybug helmet and the "Monokura Boo," featuring a black-and-white pig, before wandering off. So many helmets, so little time. "I wear different ones depending on my mood," says Thao, an office worker.
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NEWS
March 2, 1988
Vietnam will allow its citizens to travel abroad at their own expense for education, medical treatment, marriage or visiting relatives, Radio Hanoi announced. Nine categories of people will be eligible for foreign travel under a Feb. 26 law. Since Vietnam was reunified under a Communist government in 1975, authorized foreign travel has been restricted to state business or labor and student programs. Hundreds of thousands have left as refugees or emigrants.
NEWS
September 16, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With highway fatalities soaring to levels reminiscent of wartime body counts, Vietnam has said "enough" and implemented a safety program that targets the culprits and the victims of the carnage--motorcyclists without helmets. The centerpiece of this campaign to cut road deaths and save an estimated $85 million a year in related costs is phasing in a mandatory helmet law, which, so far, just about everyone has ignored.
NEWS
September 16, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With highway fatalities soaring to levels reminiscent of wartime body counts, Vietnam has said "enough" and implemented a safety program that targets the culprits and the victims of the carnage--motorcyclists without helmets. The centerpiece of this campaign to cut road deaths and save an estimated $85 million a year in related costs is phasing in a mandatory helmet law, which, so far, just about everyone has ignored.
WORLD
May 26, 2010 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Thao Pham walks in her pink high-top sneakers along a row of motorcycle helmets at the eVo shop on Hai Ba Trung Street. Her current helmet, with a "Funny Love Pucca" cartoon character pattern, is so yesterday. And there's a sale, 30% off. The 21-year-old tries on a winged "Snoopy in Car" model, a red-and-white ladybug helmet and the "Monokura Boo," featuring a black-and-white pig, before wandering off. So many helmets, so little time. "I wear different ones depending on my mood," says Thao, an office worker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2004 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
To avert protests over the flying of the Vietnamese flag at this month's graduation, the president of Cal State Fullerton has decided that none of the 79 international banners representing students' homelands will be displayed. Instead, students' home countries will be listed in the graduation program, said university President Milton A. Gordon.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1996 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Americans fled Saigon in 1975, they left behind U.S. military jeeps, Caterpillar tractors and an ambitious plan to expand the crowded southern capital across the Mekong River into Thu Thiem, a sparsely populated peninsula crisscrossed with canals and rice paddies.
NEWS
February 17, 1997 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even now, in the dreary days of winter, this Communist capital of 3 million people moves with a sense of purpose that is unmistakable: This is the springtime of Hanoi's renaissance, and the city is so alive with energy you can almost taste the commerce in the air. Nothing and no one is idle.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
New Law for State-Run Firms: The nation's National Assembly has passed a landmark law forcing state-owned companies to fend for themselves, a move foreign economists have urged as vital to the country's economic reforms, the Vietnam News reported. Lawyers say the new law is a crucial step in Vietnam's plan to sell shares in its public sector firms and set up a stock market to attract foreign and domestic investment.
NEWS
March 2, 1988
Vietnam will allow its citizens to travel abroad at their own expense for education, medical treatment, marriage or visiting relatives, Radio Hanoi announced. Nine categories of people will be eligible for foreign travel under a Feb. 26 law. Since Vietnam was reunified under a Communist government in 1975, authorized foreign travel has been restricted to state business or labor and student programs. Hundreds of thousands have left as refugees or emigrants.
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