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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 May 16, 1997

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Busang The Indonesian mine has turned from being one of the century's biggest gold finds into one of its greatest scams
Chronology The wild ups and downs of Bre-X Minerals
E D I T O R I A L
Victims North Koreans should not starve because of politics
Markets No Southeast Asian nation is "another Thailand"
T H E  N A T I O N S
Hong Kong A close-up look at the new mainland power centers that will shape the special region's future
Profiles Five people to watch in post-handover Hong Kong
North Korea Just how hungry is Kim Jong Il's kingdom?
Malaysia A prominent opposition politician is under the gun
Afghanistan How the Taliban killed Kabul's spirit
F E A T U R E S
Society Taiwan's fear of kidnapping and violent crime obscures a mother's grief for her murdered child
Melodrama Squabbling over a dead Hong Kong opera star
Cinema Wong Kar Wai makes a bid for glory at Cannes
Mystery Why did China ban Zhang Yimou?
Technology What Deep Blue brings to the real world
Health Beware - a short warm-up may do you no good
People A beautiful world for Michelle Yeoh
Newsmakers Howard and Hanson go head-to-head in Australia
Passage Dahanayake dies
B U S I N E S S
Property Bangkok's real-estate bubble burst - and investors in Manila wonder if it can happen there
Doubts Is the Philippine economy really that strong?
Challenge Singapore Telecom girds for competition
Interview Lee Hsien Yang vows to "compete vigorously"
Investing Forget Latin America, come back to Asia
Stocks Red chips are one way to buy China connections
World Stocks This week in Asian markets
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Hong Kong, past and future
N E W S M A P
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In Print The complete table of contents from this week's magazine
Cover Photograph by AFP

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