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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?

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FEBRUARY 4, 2000 VOL. 26 NO. 4

cover C O V E R  S T O R Y
Enter the Dragon
A golden 12 months lie ahead for most of the region and the world

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also:
Personalities
Famous faces born under the Dragon's sign
Wonder Years
The roaring beast that changed history


Feng Shui Forecast
A look at investment prospects



  TECHNOLOGY
The Internet
A secretive Silicon Valley start-up company reveals the future of the microchip
MSN
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Cutting Edge
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Asiaweek/CNN Internet Index
Tracking Asia's online advance through the performance of 20 Asian stocks
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•  Monitor: Where payoffs are most plentiful
  LETTERS & COMMENT
EDITORIALS
•  Science Why Asia needs to close the gap with the West
•  China Beijing's anti-graft fight is missing key ingredients

LETTERS
Behind Indonesia's riots

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Thailand
The Ratchaburi hospital siege was over quickly and dramatically. But the fallout from it will linger
• Who's Who
A host of ethnic insurgents

Indonesia
Religious unrest, separatism, economic troubles - all in a day's work for Abdurrahman Wahid

Philippines
Joseph Estrada vs. Perfecto Yasay
• Profile
The tycoon - and the company - behind the feud

Newsmakers
Angry voters name names in South Korea

N E W S M A P
This week's news round-up by country

I N S I D E    S T O R Y
Tibet
How and why the Karmapa Lama fled to India

B U S I N E S S
Competition Calling
Consolidation and liberalization move forward in the Singapore and Hong Kong markets

Rising Stars
Private enterprise could save China from crippling joblessness

Viewpoint
Asia's unfinished agenda in economic reform

M O N E Y & I N V E S T I N G
Investing
Korean stocks are in good shape, but Seoul needs to push ahead with reforms

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