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November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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Tan Yu's $12-Billion Empire:

WITH 20,000 HECTARES OF real estate in various places in the Philippines, Tan Yu is the country's largest landowner after the government. He also controls huge tracts in China, Taiwan, Canada and the U.S. A list of some of Tan Yu's 100 or so companies:


Agricultural, Industrial and Commercial Group

AIC Realty Corp.

A & A Group (property development)

Marina Properties Corp.

Fuga Internationale Group


Asiaworld Plaza Hotel

Asiaworld Department Store Corp.

American China Investment Corp.

Universal Realty Corp.

Asia Trust & Investment Corp.

Asiaworld Investment Corp.


Asiaworld Plaza Hotel (Luoyang)

China Asia (Luoyang) Properties Corp.

China Asia (Xiamen) Properties Corp.

Shishi China Asia Real Estate Co.

Quanzhou China Asia Real Estate Co.


AFG Pacific Properties (Houston)

Asialand USA (San Francisco)

America California Bank

Asiaworld (Canada) Development Corp.

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This edition's table of contents | Asiaweek home



U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state


COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness

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