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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?

Asiaweek Time Asia Now Asiaweek story

The Week of December 11, 1998

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Asia's Best Cities Asiaweek's annual listing of the region's top metropolises. This year's theme: governance - or lack thereof
Profiled Snapshots of the top 10 urban areas
Ranked How 40 Asian cities stack up
City life How to make cities work
Maverick Bangkok's governor does it his way
E D I T O R I A L
Indonesia To quell chaos, Jakarta should hold elections soon
WTO Why Thailand's man should run the global trade body
T H E  N A T I O N S
Diplomacy How Jiang's "landmark" Tokyo summit went awry
Taiwan A quiet lobby that influences Japan's China policy
Malaysia The Anwar trial heats up again
India A big defeat for the BJP makes Sonia Gandhi smile but don't expect the Congress party to make a play for power
Singapore The last political prisoner is free - and talking
Cambodia A new government, yes, but plenty of old problems
Hun Sen An expanded version of the interview with Cambodia's Prime Minister
Viewpoint Cambodia is slowly moving in the right direction
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Art Prize-winning paintings with a profoundly political edge
Science Of ancient worms and the origins of animal life
Health Tuberculosis is back - and worse than ever
Books Korean society from a female perspective
Technology Chinese speech-recognition software improves
People Kit Chan keeps alive the legend of Teresa Teng
Newsmakers Miyazawa is quitting the hot seat
Passage "Golden Venture" head sentenced in U.S.
Viewpoint "My contacts with Gen. Ne Win"
From the Web A Memorial to the Missing
B U S I N E S S
Rivals Singapore vs. Hong Kong: The competition is heating up again - even if they actually gain from one another
Comparisons How they rank - from salaries to tourism
Lifestyles Residents say why they prefer their city
Investing The yen looks ripe for a fall that could hit Asia
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment APEC should target the Crisis
Market Highlights Rice and franchise plays
N E W S M A P
This week's news Searchable by country
COVER: Photo illustration by Manodh Premaratne
PHOTOGRAPHS: Tokyo, Fujifotos; Singapore, Low sin Tuan; Georgetown, David G. Mcintyre; Beijing, Pat Lucero; Hong Kong, Tony Yu

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