2000 Newsmaker Roster Name list
 
2000
  English Name Chinese Name Descriptions   English Name Chinese Name Descriptions
1 Lee Teng-hui 李登輝 President of the Republic of China 11 Kim Jong-il 金正日 Supreme Leader of North Korea
2 Jiang Zemin 江澤民 General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party 12 Wen Ho Lee 李文和 Taiwanese-American Scientist 
3 Bill Clinton 克林頓 President of the United States 13 Cheng Kejie 成克杰 Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (was later executed for bribery)
4 Tung Chee-hwa 董建華 Chief Executive of Hong Kong 14 Li Ping 李平 Mistress of Cheng Kejie
5 Zhu Rongji 朱鎔基 Premier of the People's Republic of China 15 Boris Yeltsin 葉利欽 Former President of Russia
6 Annette Lu Hsiu-lien 呂秀蓮 Vice President of the Republic of China 16 Kim Dae-jung 金大中 President of South Korea
7 Elian Gonzalez 埃利安 Cuban citizen who became embroiled in a heated international custody and immigration controversy 17 Al Gore 戈爾 Vice President of the United States
8 Vladimir Putin 普京 President of Russia 18 Hafez Assad 阿薩德 President of Syria
9 Obuchi Keizo 小淵惠三 Prime Minister of Japan 19 Rubin 魯賓 Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
10 George W. Bush 小布殊 President-elect of the United States