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NOVEMBER 17, 2000 VOL. 26 NO. 45 | SEARCH ASIAWEEK

cover COVER  STORY
Storming Asia
U.S.-based yahoo is Asia's internet portal of choice, but rival dotcoms are spoiling for a fight
[ full story ]

PLUS
Banter-Bots: Want to chat online with John Lennon? How about a wisecracking hamster? Chatbots are the talk of the web

Expletive Deleted: Keeping your kids away from porn is made easier with the right programs, but "chaperone-ware" can't completely sanitize cyberspace


Toolbox: Lucent's "residential gateway" offers wireless internet access from anywhere in your house — once you get it to work

  Pulse: China gets a net game, fuel cells meet cellphones, cd-roms that hold 10 million books, and the latest in hands-free headsets

Politics.com: Anti-Estrada protests and resignation petitions build to a roar on the Philippines web

Index: The Asiaweek/CNN internet index may have hit bottom at last

Wired Exec: An environmental activist's love-hate relationship with tech

EDITORIALS
Growing Pains: The Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan are in turmoil. No one said democracy would be easy

Monks: Thailand's troubled clergy needs to reform itself


Letters & Comment: Tackling cronyism

Newsmakers: What makes Tommy run?

Viewpoint: Winners and losers in the Internet world


THE NATIONS
PHILIPPINES: Protest, Intrigue, Class Struggle — The inside story of the business elite's battle to oust Estrada
• The Poor: They were promised much, but now many of them are fed up with Estrada too
• Interview: Business leader Ricardo Romulo says that the president must go


LOOKING BACK
Manila, February 1986:
People Power ousts Marcos

ARTS & SCIENCES
Society: Food fight: Torn between eating like yesterday or today

Books: Malaysian commentator recalls the days of reformasi

Health: Why moms-to-be need more calcium

BUSINESS
Leisure: China's new affluent class is spending on fun

Business Buzz: What happened to AsiaWise's guys?


WTO: U.S. trade representative Charlene Barshefsky on what could still block China's accession bid

Crash: How much will the disaster cost Singapore Airlines?

The Bottom Line: Asiaweek's ranking of world economies, ranked by Reserves


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