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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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The Week of August 20/27, 1999

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AsiaTrends 2000 Twenty trends recasting the region in the next century, plus essays by leading Asians
Map The future wealth and size of Asian nations
2001 Brave new world - a time odyssey with futurist and fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke
The Microchip Silicon will get into everything
The Power As the region prospers, chances for conflict may become greater
Democracy Fidel V. Ramos on defending freedom
The Dynasty It's here to stay
The Classes Many more Asians may escape poverty
The People Democracy in Asia will become increasingly deep-rooted
Human Rights Bishop Belo on social responsibility
The Mind Classrooms of the future will be virtually unrecognizable
Entrepreneurship Stan Shih on creativity
The Body Science will soon deliver miracle cures, designer babies and new dilemmas
The Soul Asia seeks a new cultural identity
Spirituality The Dalai Lama on "inner development"
The Food Are the pushers of genetically modified edibles out to lunch?
The Vacation Inner and outer space are the destinations of the future
The Design Asia still has a place in the shape of things to come
The Metropolis Sweeping global changes are reshaping urban destinies
The Earth Environmental awareness is growing
The Jobs New and reinvented careers will fire the imagination
The Money The cashless society is on the way
The Investor Globalization and the Net will empower future shareholders and savers
The Sexes Democracy, capitalism and the Internet can lift women to the top
Gender Marina Mahathir on valuing women
The Family The family promises to be much different than it is today
The Economy New ways of working call for new ways of thinking
Economics Donald Tsang on global finance
The Network The connection will go much deeper
Roundtable Think-tank chiefs ponder ASEAN's security, economy and society toward 2020
Celebrations What's going on in the run-up to the big day, plus where to party on Dec. 31. . .
Celebrities . . .and how some household names in the region will be marking the occasion
Dictionary Words for the turn of the millennium
To Our Readers Getting into Millennial Mode
Antidote How the Chinese government should tackle problems highlighted by the Falungong affair
Narcotics Bangkok must hit the big boys in its war on drugs
T H E  N A T I O N S
China Beijing leaders meet at the Beidaihe resort to discuss the numerous challenges facing the country
Indonesia Aceh in flames: the latest flashpoint
Cambodia Hun Sen oversees a period of relative stability - but much more needs to be done
Military "Ghosts" and other issues
Weather Human nature abets Mother Nature. Result: floods
Haze It's back thanks to the slash-and-burn tradition
Thailand The return of Chavalit and the NAP
Interview The former PM wants to drop "former"
One Year Later Will foreign investors rush for the exit door after Kuala Lumpur lifts its capital controls?
Investing The importance of productivity and shareholder value will be key in the next millennium
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Dominance of English
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Intelligence Why Mahathir might not rush elections
From the Web Hackers go to war over the Taiwan Strait
Newsmakers Pope's visit to Hong Kong's nixed by Beijing
Passage Former tennis partner of Anwar freed
Monitor Median wages of senior managers
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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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