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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 25, 2000 VOL. 26 NO. 7

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Filling the Void
Armed with stock options and capital, recruiters are stalking rare tech talent

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On the Road: Business Or Pleasure, It's Getting Easier To Travel And Stay Connected

Pulse: Battling Robots, Multimedia Wristwatches, Chinese Auctions and Websites That Have Something To Say

Toolbox: How To Install Linux On Your PC

Politics.com: A Malaysian Website Makes An End Run Around Media Restrictions



Net Index: Asia's Tech Stock Bubble Has More Room To Rise

E-vesting: Online Pundit David Webb Uncovers Hong Kong Corporate Horror Stories

Assif Online: Singapore's Financial Portals Gear-Up For Online Trading

B2B: Global Traders Try To Beat The Boat

Wired Exec: Acer Whiz Goes Unplugged By Night



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  STATISTICS
•  The Bottom Line: Asiaweek's ranking of world economies
•  Monitor: PC sales up 35% in Asia
  LETTERS & COMMENT
EDITORIALS
•  Toward One World
How Asia can cope with the challenges of globalization

•  The Dark Side
Hong Kong's immigration foul-ups highlight latent bias

LETTERS
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Indonesia: The Taming of the General
The long-distance standoff between President Wahid and Gen. Wiranto comes to a close - with Wiranto's suspension

Myanmar: Monks' Murmurs
Buddhist clerics are calling for dialogue between the junta and opposition

Japan: Taking the Lead
UNCTAD showcases Tokyo's new high profile

Philippines: Building Estrada's Legacy
Aventajado is the president's "project man"

Malaysia: Bad Blood in Barisan
A bitter feud in Geerakan threatens BN unity

Death, Be Not Proud
Opposition to capital punishment grows

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

A R T S  &  S C I E N C E S
Opera
Rival versions of a kunju masterpiece, The Peony Pavilion, battle for the soul of Chinese opera

Drama
Childhood put the fire into director Chen Shi Zheng

People
What's it like to be too popular? For the answer, speak to the Japanese pop sensations KinKi Kids

Newsmakers
In the Philippine 2004 elections, brother Mike makes an early move

B U S I N E S S
Through the Back Door
Hong Kong's red-hot technology boom is being fueled by reverse takeovers of small and slow-moving companies

When the Rich Get Richer
The Li family's ambitions go far beyond HKT

Shrugging Off (Steve) Jobs
NatSteel Electronics expands beyond Apple

Viewpoint: Reform UMNO
Malaysia's dominant party needs to re-examine itself

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