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NOVEMBER 29, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 21

C O V E R   S T O R Y
CHINA: Trying on the Mantle
As he takes credit for a critical trade pact signed with Washington, Jiang Zemin steps up attempts--most likely futile--to anoint himself a modern Chinese emperor
Shape Up!: Image-tweaking tips for Jiang from the experts
How the Deal Was Done: Inside the WTO talks
Squeezed Out: Hong Kong may find itself bypassed
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: TIME speaks with Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. Trade Representative, in this online-only extended interview


A S I A
LINE OF FIRE: Failing the Grade
Sin-ming Shaw says American institutions should tell their Chinese counterparts what academic freedom is all about

T I M E  F I N A N C E
ASIAN BANKS: Help Wanted?
Foreign managers are running into resistance trying to restructure several ailing institutions




T H E  A R T S
CINEMA: East Meets East
The set of Ang Lee's new martial-arts film brings a raft of Chinese stars "home" to Beijing, a city foreign to all of them

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