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As Chinese President, Jiang Zemin has seen relations with the U.S. rise and fall and rise again. Now, after a triumphant visit to George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, Jiang seems ready to ride off into the sunset with a diplomatic coup in his saddlebag. He is expected to hand over his reins to a new posse of leaders this month

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"This is the world's safest island."
APIRAK HONGTHONG,
police colonel and head of Phuket's immigration office, responding to Danish warnings of an attack...

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