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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 14, 1999

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C O V E R  S T O R Y
Y2K The millennium computer bug is into everything and Asia's pest-control lags. The region braces for a year-end onslaught of system failures that may profoundly affect daily life
Q&A The U.N.'s regional "year 2000" coordinator says Asia is making progress. But will it be enough?
Upside India's software industry turns the bug into a bonanza
FAQ Some frequently asked questions and practical answers
E D I T O R I A L
Reform Asia should not let stock-market euphoria distract it from essential economic restructuring
Face-Off China needs to defuse Falungong protest tensions
T H E  N A T I O N S
Security Obuchi's visit to America marks the strengthening of U.S.-Japan relations. But the prospect of greater military cooperation between the two riles Beijing
Southeast Asia The Americans shore up their support
Espionage The Los Alamos saga continues
WTO How notto select the director-general
Macau A done deal over the post-handover leader
Interview Edmund Ho says he is running for chief executive to pay back "what is given to me by Macau and China"
Malaysia UMNO Youth's acting chief talks about change
Hong Kong A 1.6-million-person influx from the mainland?
A R T S & S C I E N C E S
Photography The camera as reformasi weapon in Indonesia
Books Profiles from the trenches of Asia's gender wars
Health Mapping the mother of all headaches
People The tale of a missing Pajero
Art Shock value in an avant-garde Shanghai supermarket
Intelligence Malaysia's election campaign gets dirtier
From the Web Chernobyl virus-writer revealed
Newsmakers Deuch, the Khmer Rouge torturer
Passage A record-setter recovered?
Viewpoint India should learn to live with coalitions
B U S I N E S S
Shake-up How Samsung Electronics is reinventing itself
Chaebol Earnings prospects of Korea's leading conglomerates
Banks Which of Singapore's Big Four won't survive a shakeout?
Crisis Watch The controversy over Malaysia's CLOB shares
Investing Mr. Negative says Thailand is looking up
Investing Extra! Mr. Caution wonders if the Thai rebound is real
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Should university be open to all?
N E W S M A P
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