Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Southeast Asia, nations with rising economies and, even, deposits of petroleum
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Da Nang.
Mekong River, South China Sea.
Americans and Europeans visit this region to buy jewelry, gems, furniture and fabrics. The trade in sex and drugs is also well-documented. Increasingly, manufacturing of consumer goods is a part of life in Vietnam and its neighbors.