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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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YOU MIN, 61, FORMER Hong Kong movie queen who twice won the Asian Film Festival's best actress award; in Kwong On Hospital Dec. 29; of heart failure. You starred in Mandarin-language films produced by the Shaw Brothers. She left the film world after marrying a Macau business tycoon in 1965.


CHIN CHUN, 36, AN employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); in Phnom Penh; of gunshot wounds, reportedly by unknown robbers Jan. 1. The ICRC announced it would halt all its activities for one day in Cambodia on Jan. 8 to protest Chin Chun's murder.


LENG SAMNANG, 26, EDITOR of the Cambodian Kumnit Korn Khmer daily, which is close to the royalist Funcinpec party; in Phnom Penh Jan. 1. Samnang was shot in the stomach, reportedly by an armed gang, as he was returning from a birthday celebration for the First Prime Minister, Prince Norodom Ranariddh.


ROMEO JALOSJOS, 56, PHILIPPINE congressman charged with raping an 11-year-old girl last year, from the Philippines; announced in Dapitan, Jan. 3. A Makati court had ordered Jalosjos's arrest Dec. 26.


YAP CHEE LEONG, 41, former Singapore district judge, to 24 months in jail after pleading guilty to corruption charges; by a district court Jan. 3. Yap paid a $7,100 bribe to a traffic policeman in 1993 for helping to lessen a charge against one of his clients.


KUBO WATARU, 67, FORMER Japanese finance minister and deputy to PM Hashimoto Ryutaro; from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) after its setback in elections last October; announced Jan. 6. Kubo left amid a restructuring of the SDP.

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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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