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JULY 7 , 2000 VOL. 29 NO. 26 | SEARCH ASIAWEEK

cover COVER  STORY
A Little Net Music
Asia is turning on to digital music on the Internet. Will kids armed with computers turn the recording industry inside out?
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ALSO:
Gadgets: Get your tunes of your desktop and on the move

THE NATIONS
JAPAN: The election leaves everybody a loser, even the voters
Opposition: Better, but not yet ready for prime time

HONG KONG: Unpopular Tung Chee-hwa might just stick around

INDONESIA: Inside Abdurrahman Wahid's sinking presidency
Enlightenment: What Wahid as kyai says about the president
Focus: It's the economy, stupid
Separatism: Independence fever has cooled for the moment

Viewpoint: Reform the IMF to avoid a new Asian Crisis

ARTS & SCIENCES
Bookworms: Bringing high quality reading to schools all across the Philippines

Genome: What the draft map of our chromosomes heralds

Chromosome 21: Japanese-led mappers recall their long haul

Newsmakers: Bhichit Rattakul, the Thai up-and-comer

NEWSMAP
This week's news round-up by country

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

TECHNOLOGY
Update: The moment of truth for Pacific Century CyberWorks

Cutting Edge: Home movies have come a long way

BUSINESS
China's IPOs: This year, the number: of new initial public offerings in China is likely to exceed all other previous listings combined. Chalk it up to the WTO

Cash-poor: Asking investors to do what the government won't

Video Play: Sega struggles to score in online games
Sony: The unbeatable PlayStation 2 proves its market worth

Investing: In Korea, technology stocks still have admirers

Business Buzz: Joyce Ma finally finds a suitable suitor

EDITORIALS
Shield: The U.S. missile defense system could endanger peace

Universities: Asia's varsities should get on the Net -- carefully

LETTERS
What's next for the Koreas?

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