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OCTOBER 11, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 14

C O V E R   S T O R Y
JAPAN: Ground Zero
An accident at a uranium-processing plant spreads fear and radiation throughout the town of Tokaimura--and raises questions about the country's handling of crises

Déjà Vu: What did we learn from Chernobyl?
Fallout: Toxic radiation infiltrates a corner of India


A S I A
CHINA: Jiang Zemin's Big Bash
The Mao-suited President stages a huge, highly choreographed show to celebrate the People's Republic's 50th anniversary
A Personal Saga: In 1949 a father sent one of his twin sons to Taiwan and kept the other on the mainland. Their story is an epic tale of a divided country's past half-century

SOUTH KOREA: Memories of a Massacre
American soldiers admit to gunning down a crowd of civilians in the early days of the Korean War

INDIA: Heir Apparent
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be the country's next political star




T E C H N O L O G Y
SINGAPORE: The Wired City
High-tech Singapore aims to put an entire nation online by 2007

CHINA: A Wily Fox Puts China Online
The search engine that drives the Middle Kingdom

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