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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 August 13, 1999

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Future Stock Hong Kong's exchanges reinvent themselves to counter more competition in the new millennium
Warriors A long night for six day traders in the territory
Fallout How reforms will change small brokers and investors
E D I T O R I A L
ASEAN To become relevant again, the regional grouping must act effectively on key issues. The haze, for one
Dot.com Internet-stock fever has some benefits
T H E  N A T I O N S
Brunei Despite official glossing, the sultanate remains troubled
Interview Prince Mohamed gives a rare audience
India Why Indian troops are staying put in Kargil
South Korea It's the Three Kims - once again
Security Responding to North Korea's missile threat
Media The president's frictions with the press
Philippines Estrada vows to get tough with the NPA
Thailand The government moves to protect Asia's antiquities
Drugs Bangkok's battle to stop amphetamines heats up
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Technology Asia's e-merchants find it tough to get paid online
Photography Japanese girls get snap-happy - and recognized
Cinema Unveiled: the plight of Indians in Hong Kong
Art A Filipino artist walks on the sadistic side
Books How colonial powers fought over the spice trade
People From student to princess to TV star
Intelligence The changing of the American guard
From the Web Virtually perfect models
Newsmakers Lien Chan enters the presidential elections
Passage China seeks Li Hongzhi's extradition
Viewpoint Making the case for East Timor "autonomy"
I N S I D E  S T O R Y
Malaysia The political education of Nurul Izzah Anwar
B U S I N E S S
Gold Central bank sales strip bullion's luster
Banking One good big bank from four failed small ones
Blueprint The buzz over Malaysia's mega-merger plan
Chaebol Can Daewoo's old boss bring it back to life?
Investing Betting on more upside for the subcontinent
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment China as Taiwan's angry parent
Market Highlights Arkadia Office Park in South Jakarta
N E W S M A P
This week's news Searchable by country
Cover Illustration by Emilio Rivera III for Asiaweek
Cover Photograph by David G. McIntyre - Black Star

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WASHINGTON
U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

MANILA
Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

ALLAHABAD
Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

COLOMBO
Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

TOKYO
Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

BANGKOK
Thai party announces first coalition partner



TIME:

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



ASIAWEEK:

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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