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Culture on Demand: Black is Beautiful
The American Express black card is the ultimate status symbol

Asia Buzz: Should the Net Be Free?
Web heads want it all -- for nothing

JAPAN: Failed Revolution
Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori clings to power as dissidents in his party finally decide not to back a no-confidence motion

Cover: Endgame?
After Florida's controversial ballot recount, Bush holds a 537-vote lead in the state, which could give him the election

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Cover C O V E R   S T O R Y
Suharto Inc.: All in the Family Indonesian officials say they can't find evidence of ill-gotten wealth. But a four-month TIME investigation reveals that the former President and his children now have assets worth $15 billion, including fancy homes, jewelry, fine art and private jets

"I Never Asked": The Attorney General has few answers
Investigator: A man on a mission to track the loot
Money Trail: A top sleuth lays out a battle plan
Viewpoint: Jeffrey Winters on stealing big
"Not One Cent Abroad": Suharto's lawyers respond
Flawed Legacy: Author Pramoedya Ananta Toer says that Suharto's sins run much deeper than greed


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CHINA: Fatal Blunder
Anger over the bombing of Beijing's embassy in Belgrade knocks the other leg from under wobbly Sino-U.S. relations

Dumb Bombs: How NATO screwed up

Inside Story: Ambassador Sasser experienced some tense moments as crowds assaulted his embassy in Beijing

PAKISTAN: Media Blitz
The arrest of a Lahore editor on treason charges is part of an apparent attempt by the government to muzzle the press





T H E   A R T S
Reads Like Rock 'n' Roll
Salman Rushdie's latest novel weaves wonderful puns but recycles tired themes of exile and faith

A Maestro at Work
Indian novelist Vikram Seth hits most of the notes in this melodic tale of love and music

Revolution
An insightful guide to China's recent changes

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MILESTONES

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

TRAVEL WATCH:
Keeping Adventure Travel from Killing You




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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



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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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