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The Week of February 12, 1999

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
The Decline of a Dynasty Hong Kong media boss Sally Aw Sian was once one of the wealthiest women in Asia. Her company mired in financial troubles, she faces the end of an empire
E D I T O R I A L
Scourge President Estrada must staunch cronyism
Specter America's revival of Super 301 haunts world trade
T H E  N A T I O N S
Malaysia What the Sabah poll means for national politics
Roundtable Talking with chief ministers past and present
Thailand The Democrat Party's power trio that calls the shots
China Enshrining private business
Indonesia The shadow of Suharto remains
East Timor Independence for the troublespot?
Philippines The new chief justice at the Supreme Court
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Sport The Olympics corruption scandal spreads
Scandal A firsthand account of how Nagano won the Olympics
Cinema Elizabeth - a revisionist view of a British icon
Health When drug abuse ends on a blue note
Photography Manila discovers photos as art
Technology Hit Parade on the Internet
Books A Hong Kong legend who remains a mystery
People Kris Aquino calls it quits with boyfriend
Intelligence The security threat that Beijing really fears
From the Web Taking a gamble on Internet stocks
Newsmakers Triumph for China-born children
Passage Accolades for a Vietnamese-American
Viewpoint Why Hong Kong is conflict-prone
B U S I N E S S
Challenge For Thai Airways International, how to surge to the top ranks in the new millennium
Interview Privatization is the answer, says chairman Mahidol
Davos Asia and the World Economic Forum in Switzerland
Crisis Watch A World Banker's view of the recovery
Investing The lessons to learn from China's ITICs
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Islamic challenge in Pakistan
Poll How bad is the air where you live?
N E W S M A P
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Sally Aw Sian by Tony Yu
Sing Tao by David Mcintyre - Black Star for Asiaweek

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