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FROM PUBLISHER:In Reports from the Jungles of Kampuchea, Mr. Yang Mu takes us on a historic and turbulent odyssey. Upon his arrival in the mountainous area of Western Kampuchea in September of 1980 he found that fierce fighting was still going on between the Vietnamese and the Democratic Kampuchea. Mr. Yang reported he was in a most hostile and violent situation. He also rFROM PUBLISHER:In Reports from the Jungles of Kampuchea, Mr. Yang Mu takes us on a historic and turbulent odyssey. Upon his arrival in the mountainous area of Western Kampuchea in September of 1980 he found that fierce fighting was still going on between the Vietnamese and the Democratic Kampuchea. Mr. Yang reported he was in a most hostile and violent situation. He also rode with the Kampuchean soldiers on nineteen-hour elephant rides, clearing a path for freedom.From the eerie chapter "Why Is the Moon So Bright?" to the melancholy "No Country, No Home", Mr. Yang Mu cannot help but be sympathetic to the Kampuchean people against the Vietnamese murders. For his bravery and diligent reporting Mr. Yang received China’s highest honor in journalism in 1987. Reports from the Jungles of Kampuchea was just one of the many reasons why this talented reporter deserved such an honor.FROM THE AUTHOR:"One of the best things about being a journalist is that one has the opportunity of being in the forefront. It is a great thing to be able to witness with one’s own eyes the world’s historic events, and to be able to give an accurate account to the public." -- Yang MuFOREWORDOn December 25, 1978, when the people of the West were celebrating Christmas, Vietnamese launches a sudden, all-out attack against neighboring Kampuchea. As the Vietnamese army rolled on and occupied the country, the troops of Democratic Kampuchea were forced to retreat westward. Nearly a million people fled to Kampuchea’s western and northwestern borders. Hundreds of thousands of refugees crossed into Thailand, and a substantial number eventually settled in Western Europe, America and Australia. This invasion constitutes one of the great human tragedies of our time.Hundreds of thousands of people were killed in the war. In a land richly endowed by nature—where fertile soil, abundant water and dense forest have for centuries nourished the ancient Khmer people and created the magnificent Angkar Vat culture—starvation and epidemic diseases have become rampant. Orphans and widows are everywhere. Yet Kampuchean resistance continues. After decades of struggle against foreign domination, the Kampuchean people will not give up their national independence lightly. However, the Vietnamese invaders who rule through their local puppets claim that they are there “on invitation” and are “helping their Kampuchean brothers.” Despite repeated calls from the UN, Viet Nam has refused to withdraw its troops, declaring that the Kampuchean situation is “irrevocable.”Hanoi’s mendacious propaganda, its near-complete news blackout in areas under its occupation and the dangers and difficulties of getting into the areas under the control of Democratic Kampuchea all contribute to the world’s ignorance of what is going on in that country. In the past eight years only a few journalists from China, Japan and the West have been able with the help of the resistance forces to reach the interior of Kampuchea. This book brings together thirteen eyewitness reports. It is hoped these will contribute to a better understanding of the true situation in Kampuchea. ABOUT THE AUTHORYang Mu was a former senior journalist and director for the International Department at Xin Hua News Agency in Beijing, China. He covered a wide range of subjects, from major sporting events such as the Olympic Games to the China/America diplomacy meetings between President Richard Nixon and Chairman Mao. Yang Mu interviewed some of the most controversial and influential people of his time. Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Son Sann and the tyrant murderer Pol Pot whom Mr....

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