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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?

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MARCH 24, 2000 VOL. 26 NO. 11

cover C O V E R  S T O R Y
Seismic Changes
Can president-elect Chen Shui-bian meet the historic challenges posed by a changing Taiwan -- and by China?

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also:
Reality Check
Beijing will have to deal with the new Taiwan

The Challenges
Now Comes the Hard Part


Profile
Chen's split personality


   TECHNOLOGY
tech index Asiaweek/CNN Internet Index
Tracking Asia's online advance through the performance of 20 Asian stocks

Games
Microsoft's X-factor

Computing IBM's Deep Blue man is now into e-commerce
Cutting Edge: An e-book horror story
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The Bottom Line: Asiaweek's ranking of world economies, now online
•  Monitor: Exports Help. But Not As Much As You'd Think
   LETTERS & COMMENT
EDITORIALS
•  Taiwan and China have reason aplenty to make peace
•  Asia needs new policies to combat the vice

LETTERS
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South Asia
Clinton to India and Pakistan: Start talking
'Limited War' : Don't let the term fool you

Myanmar
Behind the secret "Chilston" meetings

Philippines
Sister Christine vs. Estrada - yet another scandal
Interview: Salamat Hashim calls for independence

Viewpoint
A Malaysian race for Islamization?

N E W S M A P
This week's news round-up by country

I N S I D E  S T O R Y
Society
Asia's "Insiders" -- four people who have blown the whistle on wrongdoing

B U S I N E S S
Bankruptcy
The court-ordered restructuring of TPI suggests Thailand is coming to grips with deadbeat borrowers
Room to Improve: Inadequate laws in Indonesia and Korea

No Hype
Can Singapore's Pacific Internet regain investor favor?

Renong
The Malaysian conglomerate sells off key assets

Business Buzz
A deal to lift Singapore's spirits

A R T S & S C I E N C E S
People
Sumo's big brother calls it quits

Heritage
The struggle to save Penang's old George Town

Art
Digital works blur the line between tech and expression

Books
Why healthcare was so bad in Suharto's Indonesia

Health
Noni: The craze over a smelly green fruit

Newsmakers
Thai "List of Shame" riles the privileged

M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G
Investing
How rising U.S. interest rates will affect Asia


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