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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 24, 1997

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Hoops Basketball comes of age in Asia
Taiwan The media (and the girls) just love star player Cheng Chih-lung
Philippines Absolutely mad about the game
China An interview with NBA-hopeful Wang Zhizhi
E D I T O R I A L
Watershed Long-term thinking from Hong Kong's leader
Rape Values may be a better protector of women than laws
T H E  N A T I O N S
North Korea Kim Jong Il faces a multitude of problems
Japan Healing old wounds
South Korea A slush fund for a favorite oppositionist?
India Controversy erupts over possible corporate links to militant secessionists
Scandal The Great Cricket Gambling Scam
Philippines The latest twist in the Marcos money hunt
Interview Fidel Ramos describes his legacy
I N S I D E  S T O R Y
Xinjiang China's worst internal security nightmare
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Technology Default Mode on keeping a bug-free computer
People Designer Vivienne Tam gets wired
Health Encephalitis epidemic strikes Nepal
Newsmakers What's next for the Philippine President?
Passage Arundhati Roy bags the Booker
B U S I N E S S
Currencies How low can they go in Southeast Asia?
Index Measuring the value of money -- with burgers
Debtor A suffering Thai conglomerate copes
Investing Here comes Hong Kong's ultimate red chip: China Telecom
Stocks Who wins and who loses from the haze disaster
Market Highlights Stable oil prices
Company Monitor Golden Hope Plantations
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Fighting for the environment
N E W S M A P
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Cover Photo by Murray White

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