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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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SEPTEMBER 24, 1999 VOL. 25 NO. 38

cover C O V E R  S T O R Y
China at 50
The success of the Communist revolution climaxed a century-long drive by the Chinese to reclaim their historical greatness. But tragedy accompanied the triumph - a pattern that has continued down to today.

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• Politics From "class struggle" to village elections

• The Economy Backyard furnaces yield to enterprise reform

• Diplomacy The drive for world clout and national reunification


• Society and Culture Still searching for a modern identity

• Journeys Personal accounts of life in the People's Republic



  INSIDE...
TECHNOLOGY
From the Web Vive la online difference!

STATISTICS
Monitor: Fewer cigarettes going up in smoke


  LETTERS & COMMENT
EDITORIALS
Japan The drawn-out economic malaise is easing, now what about the political one?
APEC In Auckland, the show is again on the sidelines

LETTERS
Indonesia's shame
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T H E  N A T I O N S
Indonesia
Fallout from the East Timor and Bank Bali crises complicate the presidential race
• Economy Bracing for aftershocks
• Defense Minister Ginandjar puts on a brave face
• Offense José Ramos-Horta fingers the Indonesian army
• Terror Of atrocities and mass deportations

APEC
Overshadowed by the trouble in East Timor
• Points Key economic issues that emerged from the meeting
• Diary Tracking the Thai PM, Chuan Leekpai

Malaysia
Will Anwar's poisoning boost the opposition?

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

B U S I N E S S
Hyundai
Despite the scandal, why it is being treated lightly
• Chaebol Brace yourself: a few good things to say

Property
A real-estate glut threatens Malaysia's recovery

Interview
The Philippines' new central bank governor sees "too many small banks"

Petrol
Winners and losers as oil prices return to high levels

M O N E Y  &  I N V E S T I N G
• Investing A star fund manager on Japan's economic recovery

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   LATEST HEADLINES:

WASHINGTON
U.S. secretary of state says China should be 'tolerant'

MANILA
Philippine government denies Estrada's claim to presidency

ALLAHABAD
Faith, madness, magic mix at sacred Hindu festival

COLOMBO
Land mine explosion kills 11 Sri Lankan soldiers

TOKYO
Japan claims StarLink found in U.S. corn sample

BANGKOK
Thai party announces first coalition partner



TIME:

COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state



ASIAWEEK:

COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness


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