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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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The Week of May 15, 1998

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Excellence Asia's finest universities continue to move forward - despite the region's economic downturn
Profiles Getting to know the top 10 schools
Science Where the research breakthroughs will come from
Partnerships A new grouping of leading global institutions
Rankings The 65 Best Universities in Asia
Rankings Plus The 30 Best Science and Technology Schools
E D I T O R I A L
Assertive Why the Asian Development Bank should speak up
Indonesia Political reforms are needed to defuse tensions
T H E  N A T I O N S
Philippines Attempts at last-minute deal-making and vote-garnering as the presidential race enters the final stretch
Local Polls Estrada may win, but the struggle isn't over
Afghanistan Peace talks are torpedoed by an inflexible Taliban
Vietnam Le Kha Phieu has to restore stability in his regime
China Albright accentuates the positive in Beijing
Forum Three experts discuss China's economic challenges
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Society Hong Kong's foul food causes a stink
Cinema Asia on show at the Singapore film festival
Archeology New discoveries at Angkor Wat
Health A tooth vaccine may dispense with dental drills
People Could golf star Vijay Singh be moving to Malaysia?
Newsmakers Broken Tooth Kuoi takes a fall
Passage The BOJ scandal claims another life
Millennium The man behind the mighty Mughal empire
B U S I N E S S
Exports Lack of financing troubles Indonesia's manufacturers
Cash Crunch Thailand's top conglomerate struggles with debts
Survival Korean banks that don't adapt face oblivion
E-Trading Asia's first on-line brokerage
Crisis Watch Barter is in business during these slow times
Investing Sure bet: Firms with cash and good management
Stocks Hopes crumble for Indian steel makers
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Wasted water in Kuala Lumpur
N E W S M A P
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   LATEST HEADLINES:

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

MANILA
Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

ALLAHABAD
Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

COLOMBO
Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

TOKYO
Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

BANGKOK
Thai party announces first coalition partner



TIME:

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



ASIAWEEK:

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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