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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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ASIAWEEK OFFERS A SPECIAL collection of essays on the leaders, the fighters, the fathers and the martyrs of the new Asia. The figures who brought the region so far in the past century are honored by those who will bring it into the next: Anwar Ibrahim on Jose Rizal, Megawati Sukarnoputri on Sukarno, and more. Plus a special essay by Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos on the importance of the nation in an increasingly global world.

Emilio Aguinaldo by Cesar E.A. Virata

Aung San by Aung San Suu Kyi

Mahatma Ghandi by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Ho Chi Minh by Blas Ople

Ali Jinnah by Zawwar Zaidi

Lee Kwan Yew by Mohamed Najib Tun Razak

Mao Zedong by Lee Ngok

Jawaharlal Nehru by P.V. Narasimha Rao

Mujibur Rahman by Sheikh Hasina

Syngman Rhee by Kim Hakjoon

Jose Rizal by Anwar Ibrahim

D.S. Senanayake by Paikasothy Saravanamuttu

Sukarno by Megawati Sukarnoputri

Sun Yat-Sen by Lily Sui-Fong Sun

The Tunku by Toh Chin Chye

Nationalism and Globalization by Fidel Ramos

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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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