May 13, 1996

BOOKS

Sweet 'n' sour on China

COVER

ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL

GOLDEN OLDIE

CARRYING THE TORCH

Sweet 'n' sour on China 6465
BOOKS

Sweet 'n' sour on China

From zealot to journalist in the Middle Kingdom
ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL 2223
COVER

ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL

Copps's challenge now is to put her 15-year political career back on track
CARRYING THE TORCH 5051
GOLDEN OLDIE

CARRYING THE TORCH

Canadians are gearing up for Atlanta, hell-bent on having their Olympic experience
Opening Notes 1617

Opening Notes

In the high-speed era of the cell phone and the Internet, sending a message by mail stubbornly survives as a multibillion-dollar system of global communication. Not only that, postage stamps themselves, especially the special-issue commemorative type, are still a big business, as both collectors and people who simply like to adorn their letters with something unusual eagerly snap up new issues.
A MIDWIFE of SOULS 5859
Profile

A MIDWIFE of SOULS

Marion Woodman challenges women and men to heed their hearts
The Mail 67
The Mail

The Mail

Your cover story claims to expose the victimization of innocents by criminals but only victimizes them further by peddling facile answers (“The people smugglers,” April 29). What makes people pay huge sums of money to smugglers, sometimes at risk to their lives?
'A TORTUOUS ROAD' 2425
COVER

'A TORTUOUS ROAD'

Quietly, gays are making progress on rights
How the facts can contradict the story 1415
Column

How the facts can contradict the story

The front-page headline of The Toronto Star on April 25 was jubilant. “Mideast ‘decision of century’: Palestinian council votes to revoke clause seeking the end of Israel.” The Star was not alone. Every major Western newspaper hailed what Israel’s prime minister, Shimon Peres, called “the most important historical development in our region in a hundred years.”
THE SHEILA SYNDROME 1819
Canada/Cover

THE SHEILA SYNDROME

Copps steps down—but the cost to the government may be high
Tracking the death squads to Canada 3637
WORLD

Tracking the death squads to Canada

A ‘war criminal’ seeks protection
Christopher Patten: a lion for all seasons 4849
The Nation’s Business

Christopher Patten: a lion for all seasons

The Right Honorable Christopher Francis Patten surprises. From the headlines, one expects the Hong Kong governor to be a belligerent bulldog of a Britisher, a Bond-like figure braving the wrath of Asian potentates while sipping a Singapore Sling.
The red challenge 3233
World

The red challenge

Russia's election becomes a two-way fight
Crisis at the CBC 7071
Broadcasting

Crisis at the CBC

In the controversial Juneau report on the future of the CBC, a six-page section focused on the need for dramatic change within the organization. Citing a radically altered broadcasting environment characterized by severe funding cutbacks, new technology and a multi-channel universe, the report, released in January, warned that “the CBC and its unions will simply have to find a new way of working together to reduce costs and to guarantee the corporation’s long-term survival.”
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