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MARCH 6, 2000 VOL. 155 NO. 9

C O V E R   S T O R Y
TAIWAN: Off With a Bang
Fiery words from Beijing mark the start of the island's critical presidential election, but the three leading contenders continue to focus mostly on local concerns
On the Issues: The candidates share their views
Tough Talk: Beijing too has a domestic agenda
Jiang Who? Taiwan's youth couldn't care less about China
Line of Fire: Sin-ming Shaw says the posturing must stop




A S I A
HONG KONG: Feeding Frenzy
Local investors go nuts for a dotcom stock that has little to recommend it other than its billionaire backer's name

THAILAND: Dubious Challenge
A telecom tycoon and failed pol makes another bid for office
Web-only Interview: Thai telecoms mogul Thaksin Shinawatra, the man who would be Prime Minister

JAPAN: Invisible Menace
The growing problem of stalking is only now coming to light

CHINA: Back to School
The white-hot economy needs an increasing number of M.B.A.s




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