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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 May 17, 1996

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F E A T U R E S
Cover: India celebrates its wacky brand of democracy
Intel: The founder says consumers want magical PCs
Profile: The triumphs of a Chinese dancer
Newsmakers: Bruce Lee may return with a computer's help
Books: Thurow promises the future but delivers the past
Entertainment: Tokyo's urban rhythms come full circle
Health: A little less well done on the grill, thank you
Passage: Farewell to famed poet Ai Qing
E D I T O R I A L
Charity: Funds for Asia's poor should not be so hard to find
Vietnam: How to keep economic reform going
T H E  N A T I O N S
Dissent: Pushing the boundaries of social criticism
China: Fleeing to the West is a sure way to lose support
Singapore: Debate over the Lees' condo discount
Malaysia: The prime minister shows who is boss
Thailand: A censure debate spotlights Chavalit and Thaksin
Myanmar: Pepsi rejects a U.S. campus clamor to pull out
Indonesia: "Excessive force" at a Sulawesi university
B U S I N E S S
Trade: Taiwan moves toward direct links with China
Envoy: Meet Taipei's business ambassador to the world
Interview: Jeffrey Koo talks about the mainland
ASEAN: A bold proposal to offer AFTA to APEC
Telecommunications: A WTO failure won't support prices
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters and Comment: An Asian way to democracy
N E W S M A P
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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

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


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