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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 1, 1999 VOL. 25 NO. 39

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Terror from Underground
Without warning, the earth moved under Taiwan, triggering the island's worst natural disaster in 64 years. Political aftershocks will be felt locally - and in China

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• Update Kobe, Japan four years on


 



  INSIDE...
CHINA AT 50
Anniversary Fifty years of Communist rule have brought both triumph and tragedy to China

TECHNOLOGY
From the Web Apple's Lethal Weapon

STATISTICS
Monitor: The Cost of Peace


  LETTERS & COMMENT
EDITORIALS
Peacekeepers East Timor could use an effective Asian force
Khmer Rouge Cambodia and U.N. must cooperate on a trial

LETTERS
That vital coronary check

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T H E  N A T I O N S
Indonesia
Australia-led peacekeeping troops land in East Timor. Can they keep the territory under control?
• Frenzy Emotions are running high in Australia, too

Security
An easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula

Malaysia
In Kuala Lumpur, it's protest time again

India
An election dirty with mud-slinging
• Interview India's Chief Election minister on what's wrong with the system

T E C H N O L O G Y  S P E C I A L
cover China.com
Peter Yip took China.com public. Now he must make it great

Face Off
The music industry's SDMI is muscling in on MP3. We put them head to head

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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
People
A quiet(ish) wedding for kickmaster Jet Li

Environment
What will the government do as Hong Kong chokes?

Art
A parkland tribute to Taiwan sculptor Ju Ming

Newsmakers
Accusations fly in Hong Kong media wars

B U S I N E S S
Journey
Thailand tries again for "Detroit of Asia" status
• Interview Toyota's Muramatsu on the country's future prospects as an automotive power

Mergers
Tiny Singapore pushes its companies to grow bigger

Finally
After months of talks, Seoul sells Korea First Bank

Viewpoint
Credit Suisse First Boston's Pote Videt on a business guide for government goals

M O N E Y  &  I N V E S T I N G
• Investing Morley Fund Management's Sheree Tan on the possibilities in volatile Indonesia

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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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