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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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OCTOBER 22, 1999 VOL. 25 NO. 42

cover C O V E R  S T O R Y
Democracy: Is It Working?
Democracy in Asia is getting messy. Are the people's demands still getting through?

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• Pakistan The military moves in; Nawaz Sharif moves out
• Indonesia Win or lose, B.J. Habibie stands in the shadows
• Malaysia Speculation continues over the election date


• India Will the new government survive?
• Into Thin Air How to sell a candidate
• Vajpayee The Indian PM remains beholden to his Hindu nationalist benefactors. Yet increasingly he is being his own man
• Viewpoint India elected an old PM with new friends



  INSIDE...
CHINA AT 50
Anniversary Fifty years of Communist rule have brought both triumph and tragedy to China
More stories from Asiaweek's special report

TECHNOLOGY
Bandwidth Manila may get a high-speed Net ahead of schedule
From the Web NetAid sings the blues

STATISTICS
Monitor: Going against the grain
  LETTERS & COMMENT
EDITORIALS
Accident After the latest plant mishap, Japan needs to rethink its nuclear-power program
Visions Toward a clean, creative Hong Kong

LETTERS
The Anwar "poison" case

CONTACT ASIAWEEK
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O N L I N E  E X C L U S I V E
Interview
Thai Foreign Minister Surin Pitsuwan on East Timor, Myanmar and managing differences within ASEAN

T H E  N A T I O N S
Hong Kong
Is Tung Chee-hwa going for a second term?
• Feud The Chief Executive vs. the Democrats

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
Television
A show provides Japanese viewers with a crash course in what foreigners think about them and their ways

People
An Anwar accuser falls on hard times

Books
A timely look behind Khmer Rouge terror

Health
Why older people benefit from some extra weight

Newsmakers
French accusations fly in Cambodia

B U S I N E S S
Casinos
Macau gaming tycoon Stanley Ho bets big on the Philippines, but will Filipinos really benefit?

Crisis Watch
Tough times - even for Japan's gangsters

Earthquake
Taiwan chip-makers are recovering quickly; the world's electronics markets will take longer

M O N E Y  &  I N V E S T I N G
• Investing Tim Greaton of CMG First State picks hot stocks in post-earthquake Taiwan

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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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