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June 30, 2000 VOL. 29 NO. 25 | SEARCH ASIAWEEK

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Time of Ferment
Cuts in state funds. Autonomy in academic affairs. Changes in admission policies. The Internet. Asia's universities will never be the same
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ALSO:
Rankings: How 116 multi-disciplinary and science and technology schools stack up
Reforms: Can Beijing build world-class institutions?
Virtual: What you should know about online diplomas

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New Economy: The lowdown on the wired workplace
Machine Language: internet options abound for students of foreign tongues, and here's how to find the best sites
Virus Fighter: trend micro's steve chang profits from misfortune

THE NATIONS
Korea: Following through on the summit's feel-good factors
The North: How it might -- and might not -- change
Business: What the prospects really are

Malaysia: The law minister okays commentary on the judiciary
Strategy: Keadilan needs to think beyond Anwar Ibrahim

Vietnam: Dissident monk Thich Quang Do, a Nobel nominee

Interview: China's Zhu Rongji on cross-strait relations

NEWSMAP
This week's news round-up by country

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

Monitor: Arms spending on the rise

ARTS & SCIENCES
Books: A macabre novel explores China's heart of darkness

Health: Tough therapy that gets stroke patients moving

Cinema: John Woo sets himself another mission

Viewpoint: Sharkfin soup is not so good for the sharks

Newsmakers: You wonder what Suchinda Kraprayoon knows

BUSINESS
Acer: A venerable tech company aims to recapture its youth
Up Close: Stan Shih -- Acer's ace in the pack

Investing: Stay the course: telecommunications and electronics

Housing: Did falling property prices unnerve Hong Kong?

Business Buzz: Failed merger in Singapore

EDITORIALS
Watershed: After Korea's successful meeting, the work begins

Priorities: Indonesia needs reform more than Suharto's "fortune"

LETTERS
Islamist-led Malaysia?


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