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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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Week of July 07, 1995


The military hardware Pakistan is using to quell violence in Karachi is about to be ratcheted up. The government says it plans to buy armored personnel carriers. They'll be rumbling into a hornet's nest. In one four-day period last week, 89 people were killed; for the year, more than 800 have died in religious and political violence. Recently, executionstyle murders have increased.

Other news from Pakistan this week

Week of June 16, 1995


As if Pakistani Premier Benazir Bhutto didn't have enough problems, her own brother is slamming her handling of turmoil in Karachi. But such criticism, and fresh violence in the city, where 600 people have been killed since the start of the year, seem only to have hardened Bhutto. She says the government will not talk with Urdu-speaking immigrants until the bloodshed ends.

Week of May 19, 1995


Three straight years of cotton-crop failures in Pakistan are being felt by the nation's huge textile industry. At nearly $7 billion, cotton and cotton products account for more than 60% of exports. This year, Pakistan is importing 7% of its raw cotton needs from Central Asian republics and the U.S. Heavy rains and pests have slashed annual cotton production almost 40%.

This edition's table of contents | Asiaweek home



U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


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


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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