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November 30, 2000

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NOVEMBER 19, 1999 VOL. 25 NO. 46

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The Asiaweek 1000
Cronyism is out; accountability is in. Asia's biggest companies are being forced to clean up their acts and answer to minority shareholders

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Giants
How Asia's biggest companies measure up in the Asiaweek 1000
Crisis
A roller-coaster ride for some of Asia's biggest
Dirty Games
Tightened belts have forced some companies to get creative with their book-keeping

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Chaebol
Reform is coming to South Korea in slow motion
Malaysia
Out with the old -- and in with more of the same?
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President Wahid goes a-courting
India
Political ramifications of the Pope's visit
Pakistan
A conference called by "Jihad International"
Thailand
Like armed forces elsewhere, Thailand's army is undergoing changes -- for the better
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The September earthquake has rocked Taiwan's presidential race. No party has more to win -- or lose -- than the ruling Kuomintang
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How a Buddhist charity made the authorities look bad
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Once politically dormant, Asian Americans have heard an alarm go off
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Asian writers on the future of literature in the region
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Newsmakers
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Mission
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Chino Tadao fights an old foe as the ADB's new boss
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