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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 24, 1996

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T H E  N A T I O N S
Cover The BJP takes charge - but for how long?
Who's Who A roster to follow the action
BJP How the pro-Hindu party rose in a secular nation
Interview Jyoti Basu discusses the new landscape
Economy What business thinks of the election
Trade The U.S. and China tussle over intellectual property
Hong Kong Gov. Patten takes aim at businessmen
Indonesia A four-month hostage drama comes to a climax
Thailand This time, the prime minister survives
Philippines A novice senator crusades against golf courses
E D I T O R I A L
Environment Finding the right balance
China How to make the rule of law work
B U S I N E S S
Rebound Things are starting to look up in Hong Kong
Bullish Vincent Cheng roots for his hometown
Property Banks fight for borrowers
Essay The post-1997 economy, by C.Y. Leung
Mega-City A Manila developer's $1.6-billion gamble
Hot A presidential bull run in Taipei
F E A T U R E S
Newsmakers Is Michael Chang losing his crowd appeal
Soccer China and England will square off - on the pitch
Entertainment Proving the moon is made of cheese
Health Are "harm-reduced" cigarettes smoke and mirrors?
Passage A veteran Shanghai dissident is released early
Books "Swinging" Japan is not such a happy place
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment All in the Malaysian family
N E W S M A P
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Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

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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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