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15 October 1993
Vol 262, Issue 5132

About The Cover

Scientific themes depicted on postage stamps from east Asian countries. (For a description of each stamp, see page 345.) A special section beginning on page 345 features News reports, a Policy Forum, and Perspectives on the emerging scientific powers of Asia—South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China—and Japan's role in the region's scientific development. [Stamps: U.S. National Postal Museum and Ding-Shinn Chen. Package photo: Rick Kozak, Washington, DC]