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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 Power Players:
The 50 biggest movers, shakers and policymakers in Asia

1. Michel Camdessus

2. Jiang Zemin

3. Zhu Rongji

4 Kim Dae Jung

5 A.B. Vajpayee

6 Rupert Murdoch

7 Goh Chok Tong

8 Lee Teng-hui

9. King Bhumibol Adulyadej

10. Mahathir Mohamad

11. Hassanal Bolkiah

12. George Soros

13. Chuan Leekpai

14 Kumazaki Katsuhiko

15 Kim Jong Il

16 Idei Nobuyuki

17 Hashimoto Ryutaro

18 Robert Kuok Hock Nien

19 Lee Kuan Yew

20 Li Peng

21 Nawaz Sharif

22 L.K. Advani

23 Liu Tai-ying

24 Hun Sen

25 Li Ka-shing

26 Anwar Ibrahim

27 Daim Zainuddin

28 Hu Jintao

29 Joseph Estrada

30 Okuda Hiroshi

31 Khin Nyunt

32 Sheikh Hasina Wajed

33 Chi Haotian

34 Le Kha Phieu

35 Kim Jong Pil

36 Tung Chee-hwa

37 Donald Tsang Yam-kuen

38 Eugenio Lopez

39 Lee Hsien Loong

40 Chandrika Kumaratunga

41 Lee Kun Hee

42 Sonia Gandhi

43 Mohammad Omar

44 Dhirubhai Ambani

45 Jaime A. Zobel de Ayala II

46 Cardinal Jaime Sin

47 Dhanin Chearavanont

48 Dalai Lama

49 Kim Woo Choong

50 Prince Alwaleed al-Saud

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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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