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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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SEPTEMBER 17, 1999 VOL. 25 NO. 37

cover C O V E R  S T O R Y
East Timor's Agony
The former Portuguese colony descends into anarchy as pro-Indonesia militias go on a campaign of violence to thwart independence

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• Journalists Also under the gun

• Militia Who they are; what they want


 



  INSIDE...
TECHNOLOGY
Digital Cameras The promise is still developing
From the Web How much for that kidney in the window?

STATISTICS
Monitor: Human Numbers Soar


  LETTERS & COMMENT
EDITORIALS
Crisis Indonesia will need foreign help to sort out the mess in violence-wracked East Timor
Maids Hong Kong should not tarnish its good name by diminishing maternity protection for maids

LETTERS
Brunei's planned Chinese paper

CONTACT ASIAWEEK
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T H E  N A T I O N S
Thailand
A controversial monk awaits temporal justice - and sparks calls for reform of Thai Buddhism
• Interview Abbot Dhammachayo answers his critics

Diplomacy
Jiang Zemin visits old - and new - friends
• Ties China's Canberra connection

Cambodia
Behind the scandal surrounding the demining agency

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

A R T S  &  S C I E N C E
Society
Cambodia's hospital of hope

Media
A plan to rein in Hong Kong's free-wheeling press

Books
Women who challenged Japan's social mores

People
Suddenly - an abundance of Korean golf wonders

Newsmakers
Mahathir: Why bother with APEC?

Viewpoint
Forget export engines - import for growth

I N S I D E  S T O R Y
Wedding
Amid controversy, Philippine First Daughter Jackie Ejercito weds Manila business scion Beaver Lopez

B U S I N E S S
Brokers
Tiny Matsui challenges Japan's big investment firms
• Maverick Turning Japan investing on its head

Yen
Its strength is worrying Japan and the rest of Asia

Rebound
Memory-chip prices are up, but for how long?

Radio
Indian reforms open up the airwaves

M O N E Y  &  I N V E S T I N G
Two views on Malaysia's currency controls:
• Disaster Fund guru Mark Mobius says it has scared investors
• Triumph The government's Noordin Sopiee defends the move

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   LATEST HEADLINES:

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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