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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?

Asiaweek Time Asia Now Asiaweek story

The Week of December 25, 1998

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N E W S M A K E R S  1 9 9 8
Reflections Out with the old, in with the new
Suharto For Asia's senior statesman, three decades of rule and economic growth end in chaos and ignominy
Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim The premier and his chosen deputyjoin battle over economic and political reform
A.B. Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif India and Pakistan raise the stakes by blasting their way into the nuclear club
Zhu Rongji The world holds its breath as China's reforming premier grapples with the Crisis
The Internet Governments don't have to love it, but 1998 showed they can no longer ignore it
Y E A R  I N  R E V I E W
Images Asia's momentous times are put in focus
Headliners They caught the eye in 1998
Deaths Notables who took a final bow
Personalities Making their mark in their own special way
Comments Quotes from Asiaweek's pages
Trends What's hot and what's off
Innovations Gizmos you never knew you wanted
Movies Asia passes its screen test. Some others don't
Highs Finally - some moments to savor
Lows Pratfalls, blunders and things to forget
Books What Anwar, Marina Mahathir and others read this year
Sign-Off Optimism is the word for the future
E D I T O R I A L
Year of the Crisis Charting a path through perilous waters
T H E  N A T I O N S
ASEAN Little to cheer about at the Hanoi summit
Opinion Malaysia's Abdullah Badawi on "the ASEAN way"
Liberalization It's the poor who will pay the price
Interview Indonesia's Ali Alatas speaks his mind
Notebook On the trail of the ASEAN spirit in Hanoi
Malaysia Surprise, surprise! UMNO backs the prime minister
Thailand No sacred cows for the Bangkok press
India The "Grab King" gets nabbed
F E A T U R E S
Cutting Edge Another headache for Bill Gates
Newsmakers Chuan Leekpai faces "impeachment"
Passage Pakistan suspect arrested
B U S I N E S S  1 9 9 8
Economies How Asian capitalism reinvented itself
Hindsight What $100,000 last January is worth today
Investing A hit and miss year for the gurus
Timeline 12 months of turmoil
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
To Our Readers What a year! We knew it would be rough
Letters & Comment Singapore's ex-detainee under fire
N E W S M A P
Newsmap What happened - and where - this week
COVER Photo Illustration by Mitchell Confer for Asiaweek

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