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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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OCTOBER 8, 1999 VOL. 25 NO. 40

cover C O V E R  S T O R Y
Managers at War
Dispatches from the restructuring front: How six top executives pulled their companies through adversity

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• Employees First Lance Gokongwei, Cebu Pacific
• Gambling with the Truth Sanan Angubolkul, Srithai Superware
• A Scion Ditches the Past Cho Jung Ho, Hanjin Securities


• Daughter Knows Best Adrienne Ma, Joyce Boutique
• When Creditors Scream Rini Suwandi, Astra International
• Money, Money, Money Hayakawa Shigezo, Misumi Corp.



  INSIDE...
CHINA AT 50
Anniversary Fifty years of Communist rule have brought both triumph and tragedy to China
More stories from Asiaweek's special report

TECHNOLOGY
Computers A computer language everyone can understand
From the Web Iridium's fringe benefit

STATISTICS
Monitor: Force-feeding the world


  LETTERS & COMMENT
EDITORIALS
Pyongyang Dealing with North Korea can be frustrating, but it is better than isolating the country
New Delhi What India could really use is a top economic adviser free from partisan politics

LETTERS
If only China had used the wisdom

CONTACT ASIAWEEK
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T H E  N A T I O N S
Indonesia
With political and financial uncertainty deepening, the people's patience is running out with the country's big institutions - the presidency, military, parliament
• Horse-trading Why Megawati gave the military a plum post
• Reform The armed forces tries change from within
• East Timor What Falintil is up to

China
Jiang Zemin puts his imprint on mainland economics
• Anniversaries Oddities of the October 1 Celebration

Taiwan
The politics of the killer quake

South Korea
A tiny island in disputed territory copes with the unfamiliar status of hotspot

Malaysia
How the ethnic Chinese could sway the next polls

Myanmar
Why the exiled opposition is powerless

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

A R T S  &  S C I E N C E
Viewpoint
Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen on a plan for Asia's future growth

People
Singapore sitcom star minds his language

Technology
Software that speaks your language

Cinema
On the Suzhou set of Pavilion of Women

Design
The Japanese who saved the show for Australia

Newsmakers
Donald Tsang gets lost in Las Vegas

B U S I N E S S
Controversy and More
What PricewaterhouseCoopers really found at Thailand's Krung Thai Bank
• Interview Mechai Viravaidya on his resignation as chairman of the troubled financial institution

Revelation
Another hot report names names involved in Indonesia's Bank Bali scandal

M O N E Y  &  I N V E S T I N G
• Investing Mirae Asset Investment Management's Park Hyeon Joo on prospects in Taiwan, the yen, Wall Street and the South Korean stock market

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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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