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JUNE 2, 2000 VOL. 28 NO. 21 | SEARCH ASIAWEEK

cover COVER  STORY
A Flash of Hope
Chen Shui-bian and China's leaders are trying to reach an accommodation. But will hardliners on both sides allow them to?
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ALSO:
Flexing Some Muscle: For both sides, the motto is: Be prepared
A View From Kinmen: War and peace on Taiwan's frontlines
The DPP's Godfather: Why Lee Teng-hui will remain influential

THE NATIONS
PHILIPPINES: Behind the blasts in Manila
Money: How much the Mindanao war is costing the nation

INDIA: The spy who came in from the cold

INDONESIA: Are recent investigations about justice or politics?

Viewpoint: Chen Shui-bian needs time to build support

ARTS & SCIENCES
Society: Why Japan's parasite kids won't leave home

Books: A perverted view of Asian values

Cinema: Asia shows it's got the Cannes-do spirit
Director: Wong Kar-wai in a mood swing
Q & A: Ang Lee's martial-arts adventure

Health: The big C that strikes Chinese men

EYEWITNESS
SRI LANKA: The true victims of war without end

STATISTICS
The Bottom Line: Asiaweek's ranking of world economies, now online

Monitor: Welcome back, Traveler. Stay a while

TECHNOLOGY
Computing: Test-driving a new desktop muscle machine

The Net: Toward a new, improved Internet

Cutting Edge: Playing God in Black & White

BUSINESS
Trade: China moves closer to joining the WTO
A Deal: Details of Beijing's WTO commitments

Restructuring: Jakarta's Bank Central Asia goes public

Economist: Emil Salim on the Indonesian economy

Investing: Ewen Cameron Watt's views on equities

Business Buzz: Same old song and dance from SingTel

EDITORIALS
Diplomacy: Creativity is key to improving China-Taiwan ties

Terrorism: The West must help rein in the Tamil Tigers

LETTERS
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NEWSMAP
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