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APRIL 14, 2000 VOL. 26 NO. 14 | SEARCH ASIAWEEK

cover COVER  STORY
Taking Over
Obuchi Keizo is suddenly stricken by a stroke and Mori Yoshiro becomes prime minister. Can he sustain reform and recovery?
[ full story ]

ALSO:
From Zero to Hero
Good news took place on Obuchi's watch
'A Coordinator Type'
That's how PM Mori describes himself

THE  NATIONS
SOUTH KOREA: Evaluating Kim
South Korea's upcoming polls are a verdict on the president's policies. Plus -- How Kim lost a key segment of his support

THAILAND: New Rules of the Game
Empowered watchdogs bare their teeth

VIEWPOINT: In China's Interest
A democratic Taiwan could be a flexible negotiator

SPECIAL REPORT
The Legacy of War
Vietnam and Cambodia are still struggling with peace -- 25 years after the end of hostilities
 Vietnam Adrift: After years of reform, the nation's potential remains unfulfilled. It deserves better
•  On the Road Back: Still roiled by deep economic and social problems, Cambodia seeks a brighter future through ASEAN
 Goodbye, Saigon: Fear, imprisonment and finally escape. One family's story of life in Vietnam after reunification
•  In the Years of Dying: Human bones bear mute testimony to Pol Pot's Cambodia. Here survivors give their accounts
•  Stops and Starts: A journey through Vietnam finds that as pumped as its babyboomers are, change is a fitful process

EDITORIALS
•  Stepping Out: If North Korea wants wider contacts, it should be encouraged
•  World-Class Pollution: Hong Kong's air gets worse; the government doesn't seem to notice

TO OUR READERS
From Our Man in Vietnam


LETTERS
Kashmir

TECHNOLOGY
All Aboard for the New-Economy Express
Has Brierley missed the train?

Now Showing on the Monitor
Move over celluloid. Directors are going digital

Red Light, Green Light
China's big Net portals may hold off on IPOs

Cutting Edge
A guilty Microsoft keeps on fighting

more Technology

BUSINESS
Tycoon with a Triad Past
Taiwan billionaire Sheen Ching-jing still uses the street-smarts he developed as a youthful gangster

The Hatching of an Incubator
A well-connected but small outfit goes public

Business Buzz
Growing Pains

ARTS & SCIENCES
Newsmakers
The Suffrage Of Sanggang

MONEY & INVESTING
A Return to Investing Basics
The line blurs between old and New Economy

STATISTICS
The Bottom Line: Asiaweek's ranking of world economies, now online
•  Monitor: Getting us to buy is an industry, too

NEWSMAP
This week's news round-up by country


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