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Web-only Exclusives
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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The Week of April 12, 1996

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F E A T U R E S
COVER STORY A behind-the scenes look at President Suharto's most powerful son, Bambang
Newsmakers Rugby's Incredible Hunk
Books A Filipino writer's first novel
Entertainment A Japanese comedy glories in the absurd
Health Fighting the battle of the bulge
Passage Japan's one-time kingmaker dies
T H E  N A T I O N S
India Big business vs multinationals
Lobbies The millionaire's club
Graft What's at the root of India's political corruption
Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia steps down
Hong Kong Tests for the civil service
Malaysia Interview with oppositionist Tengku Razaleigh
Korea The three Kims gear up for an election
China How the PLA is turning into a modern fighting force
E D I T O R I A L
Crisis Lessons from the "mad-cow" debacle
Ideologue Why Jesse Helms is bad for Asia
B U S I N E S S
Strategies The best way to build a national automobile industry
Assembler Thriving in Malaysia by diversifying
Microchip How Korea is coping with the slump
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters and comment After the storm in the strait
N E W S M A P
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ALLAHABAD
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COLOMBO
Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

TOKYO
Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

BANGKOK
Thai party announces first coalition partner



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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



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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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