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Web-only Exclusives
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?

Asiaweek Time Asia Now Asiaweek story

The Week of October 25, 1996

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S P E C I A L  R E P O R T
Cover Story The first Asiaweek livability survey of 40 of the region's most important urban centers
Top Ten Profiles of the best places to live and work
Numbers The cities ranked, plus eight selected statistics
Guide How we did, what and why
Shangrila? How visionaries see the city's future
E D I T O R I A L
Patriotism What the Diaoyus uproar reveals about the Chinese psyche
Engagement ASEAN and Myanmar need to rethink their ties
T H E  N A T I O N S
Indonesia President Suharto holds a tense meeting with Nobel Laureate Bishop Belo in East Timor
Riot An anti-Christian attack in East Java
Afghanistan Two old foes reluctantly team up to combat the force of the Taliban
Cambodia The defection of Khmer Rouge fighters continues
Philippines Opposition senators unite against President Ramos
Malaysia A mixed bag for Prime Minister Mahathir Scorecard. Who's up, who's down in the party
Singapore More changes to the electoral system
A R T S  &  S C I E N C E
Technology Fake computer chips are a growing business
Music Michael Jackson wins some and loses some in Asia
Books The new wave of Aboriginal writers in Australia
Health Science to the aid of men with erection problems
People Roger Moore and his UNICEF license to help
Newsmakers Whither China's dissidents?
Passage Malaysia's "Mr. Opposition"
B U S I N E S S
Strategy Already Asia's No. 1, India prepares to become a global software power
Entrepreneur Virus-killer Kumar takes on the world
Shortage Talented programmers are leaving the Philippines
Empires A Thai mogul builds an entertainment behemoth
Investing Finding a consensus on ASEAN markets
Stocks The factors driving Japanese auto stock
World Stocks The week in Asian markets
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment The right to reject immigrants
N E W S M A P
Navigate this Week's News by Country
Cover Photograph by Fujifotos for Asiaweek

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