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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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Week of July 17, 1998

CANBERRA Support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation party has started to slide. Three weeks after its spectacular debut in the Queensland state election, a survey published by The Bulletin magazine shows One Nation's support down from 14.5% to 12% nationally.

Week of July 3, 1998

CANBERRA A prominent Chinese-Australian quit Prime Minister John Howard's Liberal Party, citing lack of leadership in countering the rise of Pauline Hanson's anti-Asian One Nation party. Peter Wong, a former Ethnic Affairs Commission chairman, said his decision was a matter of principle.

THE BRITISH RETAILER MARKS & SPENCER won't be entering the Australian market as planned: "Under current economic conditions, it's no longer viable," a spokesman said. The weakening Australian dollar and unstable Asian economies have made the move too risky for the foreseeable future.

Week of June 19, 1998

CANBERRA Angered by Merrill Lynch selling off Australian dollars, officials warned the American-owned company - which operates in Australia as a merchant bank - that it may lose opportunities to do business with the Reserve Bank in the future.

Week of May 15, 1998

Sacked dock workers began to return to work on May 6, but only after demanding their employer, Patrick Stevedores, remove dogs and guards from the ports. "We are not going to ask our members to go back to work inside a prison camp," union leader John Coombs said. The strike had lasted for one month.

Week of January 23, 1998

AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT tests show that vials taken from Chinese swimmer Yuan Yuan's luggage at Sydney airport contained unadulterated human growth hormone. Yuan and her coach, Zhou Zhewen, flew back to China as the swimming World Championships got under way in Perth.

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

Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

Thai party announces first coalition partner


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


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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