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Beijing's Shichahai Sports School is where 300 of the nation's best young athletes are groomed for international glory

On the Road with Cold Blooded Animal
Deep in the Beijing underground scene, a trio of Shandong rockers rage against the machine

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Culture on Demand: Black is Beautiful
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JAPAN: Failed Revolution
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cn directors Inside China's Film Industry
Three of China's most accomplished directors -- Feng Xiaogang, Jin Chen and Lu Xuechang -- and the head of the Beijing Film Studio, Han Sanping, discuss the state of Chinese cinema Asia's Storymaster
Hong Kong director Tsui Hark encapsulates two decades worth of technique and worldview into Time and Tide
'I'll Keep Doing Whatever I Think is Entertaining': Web-only interview with Taiwanese rocker Wu Bai
'You Have to Touch People with Film': Q&A with Tsui Hark from the archives

'Taiwan Film Has Really Failed to Evolve'
Web-only Interview with Pure Accidents' director Hung Chih-yu

In the Mood for Wong Kar-wai
Fifteen months in the making, the Hong Kong director's latest film leaves viewers both delighted and mystified
'I Told Kar-wai I Couldn't Move, Couldn't Breathe': Web-only interview with Hong Kong's leading actor Tony Leung, star of Wong Kar-wai's movie In the Mood for Love
Wong Kar-wai: And The Winner Is ... Q&A with the Chinese director of In the Mood for Love

Asia's Fine Performance
The region's filmmakers score big at this year's Cannes festival, winning four of the top prizes (6/5/2000)

Marrying The Director
Actress Maggie Cheung on life, love and meeting Steven Spielberg (5/15/2000)

Asian Cocktail
The latest crop of the region's films, showcased in Toronto, is more eclectic, more savvy and more commercial than ever

The First Empress
With a new movie starring Richard Gere, actress Joan Chen takes on a new role as a Hollywood director

'Never Did I Imagine I Would Be Doing Something Like This'
Web-only interview with Jonas Anderson, the Swedish-born, Thai singing sensation

'I Needed a Sophisticated and Charming Woman'
Director Gordon Chan on his latest film starring Faye Wong and Leslie Cheung

Cover: Instant Classic
Taiwan filmmaker Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is not only a star- studded epic, but also a rule- bending masterpiece that weds martial arts with sense and sensibility
All Aboard for the Zhang High Express: Actress Zhang Ziyi sizzles
'I Felt Like a Mouse and Ang Lee was a Lion': Zhang Ziyi on acting, stardom and Richard Gere in this web-only exclusive interview
'It's Emotional and Dramatic': Michelle Yeoh is no stranger to action-packed films, but the going was tough in Ang Lee's surefire hit
'I Thought I Was Going to Have a Stroke': Exclusive Web-only interview with Crouching Tiger director Ang Lee
'Speaking Mandarin Was Like Speaking Shakespeare': Chow Yun-fat on martial arts, Hollywood and mastering another language

Asia's Fine Performance
The region's filmmakers score big at this year's Cannes festival, winning four of the top prizes (6/5/2000)

Back to China
In the martial-arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee and a cast of big stars struggle with moviemaking on the mainland (11/29/99)

On Set With Ang Lee
Elaborate sets, derring-do and big stars are all found in the martial-arts drama "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"

Rebel Without a Cause
Teen hearthrob Nicholas Tse on movies, Faye Wong and Hong Kong's 'It-girl'

'It's Good to Have Competition'
Taiwanese star Shu Qi on life, the paparazzi and her idol, actor Chow Yun-fat

Jet Li: The World Is My Oyster
Web-only Exclusive: Hong Kong action hero Jet Li is set for stardom in his first big Hollywood role in Romeo Must Die

Interview: 'Romantic, But Not Sugarcoated'
Fifteen months ago Peter Chan and Aubrey Lam signed up a young, unknown actress named Cecilia Cheung, who has since blossomed as Hong Kong's latest "It" girl. The trio have collaborated on Twelve Nights

'My Best is Yet to Come'
Hong Kong actress and singer Karen Mok is set to star in a newroad movie
Designer Johanna Ho's look for this autumn/winter

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On the Road

Following the region's back roads, TIME traces the transitions between countries--and from today's Asia to tomorrow's
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Although technology brought the country to its knees during World War II, for the past 50 years Japanese have embraced the notion that salvation is to be found through technical innovation--and the world has benefited from their ingenuity
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Visions of China

Dong Xiwen: Grand Ceremony of the Founding of the Nation
As thousands gathered in Tiananmen Square, Mao proclaimed: "The central government of the People's Republic of China is established."
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Asians of the Century

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A combination of towering individuals and societies that played down individualism helped liberate, ravage and resurrect the vast, protean region
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Suharto Inc.: All in the Family
Indonesian officials say they can't find evidence of ill-gotten wealth. But a four-month TIME investigation reveals that the former President and his children now have assets worth $15 billion, including fancy homes, jewelry, fine art and private jets

Young Japan: The Me Generation
The country's privileged youth are struggling to define what they want. Their efforts--both frivolous and fundamental--are already beginning to transform the culture

Web-only interviews with South Asia's opinion makers
'Muslims Have Been Reduced to a Pitiable Condition'
Web-only interview with India's top Muslim cleric Syed Ahmed Bukhari
'The Rest of the Country Can Learn From Us'
Web-only interview with retired West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu
'Corruption Won't Disappear Overnight'
Exclusive interview with R.K. Raghavan, director of India's Central Bureau of Investigation
'Pakistan Supports the Kashmir Struggle Diplomatically, Politically, Morally': Web-only interview with Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Delhi Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
'We Need to Bring India's Muslims Into the BJP's Fold': Web-only interview with Bangaru Laxman, president of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party
'More Nuclear Tests Make Sense': Web-Only interview with retired Indian Navy rear admiral Raja Menon
'A Separate State For Sri Lanka's Tamils is the Only Solution'
Web-only interview with Indian politician Vaiko Gopalasamy
'I Want to Make a Difference'
Rajesh Jain wants to bring the Internet to the Indian masses
'Another Kargil is Already Occurring'
India risks losing another important battle, the hearts and minds of Kashmiri people, says Ashok K. Mehta
'The U.S. Won't Dump Pakistan':
Exclusive interview with former Indian Ambassador to the U.S Abid Hussain  
Distant Memories: The ghosts of Kargil have been buried, says Indian sociologist Ashish Nandy
Two-Faced: India's real threat comes not from Pakistan but China, says defense analyst Brahma Chellaney 
'I Don't Think a Crash Is Imminent': Securities expert Sanjoy Bhattacharya on why the Indian stock market is sizzling hot 

I N T E R V I E W   A R C H I V E
'People Want to Use the Internet Anywhere, Anytime'
Exclusive interview with NTT DoCoMo chief executive officer Keiji Tachikawa
'We Want to Capture the Global 3G Market': Matsushita's Takashi Kawada is digging in for the next wireless war

'I Will Follow My Father's Footsteps... I Am Prepared'
Exclusive interview with Philippines Vice President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

'I Realized My Position Was On the Rocks'
Columnist Willy Wo-Lap Lam tells why he resigned from Hong Kong's South China Morning Post

'People Are Tired of this IMF Mantra of Reform'
Exclusive interview with Thai academics Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker

'Failure is Not Just an Individual Matter'
A professor of sports philosophy explains why Japanese athletes have become expert in saying sorry

'Homosexuality is a Crime Worse Than Murder'
Interview with Malaysia's morality police
'During the Anwar Trial it Was Easy to Get Lucky': Interview with openly gay journalist Ashley Lee

'The President Named a Few People Close to Suharto'
Interview with Indonesian Defense Minister Mohamad Mahfud Mahmudin following last week's meeting called to discuss the stock exchange bombing

Let The Games Begin
Exclusive Web-only interview with Sydney Olympics Minister Michael Knight

'Suppression is Not Going to Save China'
Outspoken Shenzhen-based journalist He Qinglian speaks out

"China Has Changed So Much"
A Hong Kong democracy activist tells of his first trip to the mainland in 11 years

'It Will Be A Curse Upon The Tamil People'
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar speaks out on Tamil Tigers, Jaffna and peace

'We Are Victims Of Terrorism'
Interview with former Indian Prime Minister Inder K. Gujral

'I Don't Kowtow'
Malaysia's new human rights chief speaks out

'Tiananmen Just Woke Me Up'
Extended Interview: The widow of celebrated writer Edgar Snow returned last week to a very different China

Hail Emperor
Spiritual guru Deepak Chopra on why religion is bad, technology is good and the future is beautiful

Taiwan president-elect Chen Shui-bian
'Now that the election is over, passions must subside.'

N E W S   A R C H I V E
Burmese Democracy Leader Faces New Threat
Aung San Suu Kyi has been a prisoner in her own home for years. Now she may lose it after a legal suit brought by her U.S.-based brother

The Perfect Solution to Japan's Leadership Woes
Tokyo Bureau Chief Tim Larimer knows exactly the man for the job

Indian Cease-fire Offer Brings Renewed Hope for Peace in Kashmir
But guerrilla groups call for permanent political settlement

Dead Man Walking
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori may have survived a no-confidence vote, but his days are still numbered

Tiger Woods Clinches Victory in Bangkok
The world's number one golfer remains just that after winning the Johnnie Walker Classic
Tiger Woods: 'Yeah. I Heard I Was in a Slump' Day three of Thailand's Johnnie Walker Classic golf tournament
Up Close and Personal with Tiger Woods
A meeting with the world's most famous golfer leaves over 200 fans starstruck
Will Thai Billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra Take Center Stage?
Mobile Phones Frustrate Razor Sharp Tiger Woods: Day two of Thailand's Johnnie Walker Classic golf tournament
Tiger Woods Gets Unwelcome Homecoming in Thailand: The world's number one golfer is chasing his 10th victory this year -- but is copping some flak

Mystery Still Surrounds the Release of Kidnapped Indian Movie Star
Screen idol Rajkumar tells of his 108-day kidnapping ordeal

'I Hold the Key to the U.S. Presidency'
Tokyo Bureau Chief Tim Larimer hails from Palm Beach, Florida. An absentee voter, the fate of the 43rd American President is in his hands

'He Made Communism Look Respectable'
A profile of the Indian political legend Jyoti Basu

Cricket Bombshell
The publication of a sensational report into match-fixing has rocked the world of cricket once more

No Quick Fixes
One year after launching his military coup, Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf still has plenty of work to do

And The Winner Is...
Sri Lanka's political parties scramble to form a government

Hanging in the Balance
Murders, bomb blast and vote-rigging marred Sri Lanka's Oct. 10 general election. Early results show a hung parliament is likely
Obituary: Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the world's first woman prime minister
The story of the once shy housewife-turned-illustrious stateswoman
'The Government Machine was Used to Rig the Poll'
Web-only interview with Sri Lankan opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe
Marriage Woes
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India this week to try to restore their once cozy relationship

'It's Hard Not to Feel Sorry for Him'
TIME Tokyo Bureau Chief Tim Larimer shares whaler Tsukasa Isone's trials and tribulations

Meet Japan's New National Hero
Naoko Takahashi took up marathon running because it looked like fun. On Sunday, she won gold in Olympic-record time

Malaysia Takes a Dive
The country's idyllic isles have become a kidnapping hotspot

Hail Gates
When the world's richest man visits, India sits up

Is Vajpayee Really Ill?
The Indian Prime Minister's apparent health problems are causing alarm -- not to mention speculation

'There Was Method to My Madness'
Why TIME Asia ventured into Cambodia's remote wilderness

Trial of the Century
Former Indonesian President Suharto skips court, too sick say lawyers

Reader Response: Tuff Turf
Asia Buzz readers give their views on Peter McKillop's question 'Why in the world are there American troops in Japan'

Rave on the Great Wall
And the authorities in Beijing knew nothing about it

Analysis: Hunger Pains
There were no winners in Sunday's election, says Tokyo commentator Kenji Goto

Vox Pop: What the men--and women--on Japan's streets had to say
Here's what a sampling of voters had to say about politics in modern-day Japan

Analysis: Mori Hangs On, But Cracks Emerge
The Japan electoral vote was hardly clear cut: nobody really won, but nobody really lost

2000 SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence
Time Inc. Asia nearly swept the board at the 2nd annual SOPA awards for editorial excellence on Thursday night, winning six categories

Passing The Torch
TIME Asia's Hong Kong reporter Isabella Ng attended the annual June 4 vigil to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre

R E V I E W   A R C H I V E
The Girls are All Right
Charlie's Angels maintains the flavor of the series while capturing today's mindset.

BOOKS: A Walk on the Wild Side
An entertaining biography examines the man who has chronicled Bangkok and its sex scene for 35 years

Sex Atlas
Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

Go The Mile
At three hours long, The Green Mile goes the distance

Beauty's Pageant
Therapy through taboo in American Beauty

Extra Cheese
And sugar, too, in the big-screen adaptation of Stuart Little

Less Is More
Amateur actors shine in Zhang Yimou's Not One Less

Catfish and Mandala
A two-wheeled voyage through the landscape and memory of Vietnam

TIME Asia On The Road
Following the region's back roads, TIME traces the transitions between countries--and from today's Asia to tomorrow's

P H O T O  E S S A Y S
From Sapporo to Surabaya
A photographic culmination of TIME Asia's road journey from Japan to Indonesia
Building Their Lives: The men of Yantang must move to Shanghai and go into hard labour to build better lives for their families
The Madurese: While their distinctive culture includes colorful marriage, their riches are from harvesting scrap metal

INDONESIA: Tale of Two Roads
One's a driver's nightmare, the other a rollerblader's dream. The final feature tracking TIME Asia's reporters and photographers trekking from Sapporo in Japan to Surabaya in Indonesia


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Can This Culture Survive?
Political repression and population engineering are radically changing the Tibetan cultural landscape

Gusmão! Viva Independencia!
Indonesian rule. Now he's shaping the future of his new nation following the August 30, 1999, independence vote

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Photographs of a Forgotten Homeland
James Whitlow Delano visited the region to photograph Monlam, the annual spring prayer festival that celebrates the Tibetan New Year

Indonesian Elections 1999
John Stanmeyer's World Press Photo award-winning photography covering the 1999 Indonesian election

The Killing of Joaquim Bernardino Guterres
The moments before and after the murder of an Indonesian protester during East Timor's struggle for independence in 1999

Asia's Finest Architecture
Asia has its share of structures that defy the conventional, and many more on the way

Shadow Magic
Shadow Magic, playing at this year's Sundance Film Fest, reflects on how Western culture changed China

The Year in Pictures
The pictures that captured the triumphs and, all too often, the tragedies of 1999

Kashmir: State of Unrest
Photographer James Nachtwey's view of this contested territory's decade of grief

On Set With Ang Lee
Elaborate sets, derring-do and big stars are all found in the martial-arts drama "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"

Faces of Tibet
Forty years after the Dalai Lama fled to India, Han Chinese have established a firm presence in the region

Election '99
The streets of Jakarta in the hours leading up to the selection of Wahid and Megawati


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