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November 30, 2000

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The Week of November 21, 1997

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The Asiaweek 1000
Quick Directory An internal table of contents to help you navigate the Asiaweek 1,000
Slump Facing their biggest challenge in decades, Asia's corporate giants take the long view
No. 1Mitsui & Co. banks on global reach
Chaebol Korea's conglomerates tackle money problems
Marques Can Japan's carmakers repeat their bonanza?
Case Study Hong Kong's First Pacific wins and worries
Analysis CEOs of the 1000 ponder the downturn
The 1000 Ranked by sales, profits, assets, capital and workforce
E D I T O R I A L
Reform Scrapping nepotism will improve anyone's economy
Movies Asians should pay attention to their neighbors' art
T H E  N A T I O N S
China/Taiwan After a two-year hiatus, China and Taiwan may start talking across the Strait
Pedigree Chiang Ching-kuo's ancestry is questioned
Grassroots In Taiwan, support for reunion is waning
Interview Premier Vincent Siew on priorities and policies
Politics To win, you have to play to the public gallery
Mr. Taipei The mayor with an eye on the presidency
Thailand Can Chuan Leekpai resuscitate the economy?
Philippines A court decision on oil may be bad for reforms
Controversy The Three Gorges Dam project begins
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Viewpoint Women will give Asian business the edge
Cinema A one-time porn producer seeks salvation with drama
Health AIDS in Asia: The specter descends
Books Marina Mahathir releases a compilation of her columns
People Crystalware is made hip by designer John Rocha
Newsmakers An ambassador for peace
Passage Eddies in the stream of life
B U S I N E S S
Investing Dr. Doom has a wandering eye
Stocks Small exporters and technology stocks are best
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Tamil Tigers - just terrorists?
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