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November 30, 2000

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The Week of June 6, 1997

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Red Chips Investors go on a buying binge for a piece of China's boomtowns
CITIC What's ahead for the heavyweight "purple chip"?
E D I T O R I A L
Tiananmen A reassessment by Beijing will heal the wounds
Honors Asian cinema's conquest of Cannes
T H E  N A T I O N S
Taiwan A year after his historic election victory, Lee Teng-hui is on the defensive across almost all fronts
Spotlight A harsh glare on the first female interior minister
Contenders Five politicos who would be president
Philippines Authorities step up the war against kidnappers
Hong Kong Tung Chee Hwa asserts his influence
Aviation Engine defects ground one-third of Cathay's jet fleet
Vietnam Illegal drugs are no longer just passing through
Japan A hero of the Peru hostage crisis fights critics at home
I N S I D E  S T O R Y
Shanghai Chinese scholars are conjuring up the ghosts of the city's once-vibrant Jewish community
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Viewpoint Investors can help break Myanmar deadlock
Society Secret lives and back-up wives in Thailand
Health Ouch! Stop doing that! Acupuncture for rookies
Memorabilia Knickknacks abound, so Handover your cash
People The high expectations of China's Zheng Haixia
Newsmakers Can Iran's Khatemi deliver?
Passage Currents in the river of life
Frontlines Standing firm in the Panjshir Valley
B U S I N E S S
Empire Malaysia's media-shy Rashid Hussain opens up
Investing Japan's big names are a bet on economic recovery
Stocks Performing triage on Indonesian drug companies
Market Highlights European demand warms wool prices
Company Monitor Jakarta Intl. Hotels & Development
World Stocks The week in Asian markets
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment What makes the best university
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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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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