Clans on the Run (Cover Story)

As a new generation takes over, Asia's richest business families are being forced to change their cloistered, Confucian ways

The Families that Own Asia: The Chearavanonts (Cover Story)

Dhanin Chearavanont built his family seed shop into a multinational conglomerate, then risked everthing to save it during the 1997 economic crisis. Now, he's rebuilding again

Hard Times for the Rich (Cover Story)

Many of Asia's prominent families have been targets for shareholders and prosecutors


Strait Talking

In an exclusive interview, President Chen Shui-bian rejects the mainland's "one China" policy

Subcontinental Divide

India's surging economy has changed the political debate, but not the lives of the majority of its citizens


Caught in the Web? (Notebook | Malaysia)

Questions persist over Malaysian involvement in Pakistan's nuclear proliferation scandal

Steam on the Screen (Notebook | Indonesia)

Relaxed censorship has helped spark a film Renaissance in Indonesia

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the week

Letters (Notebook)

Mission to Mars



Lights! Sound! Fury!

Bollywood turns Macbeth into Maqbool , a stylish and menacing tale of a murderous mobster


"You Can't Wear That!" (TIME Global Adviser | Style Watch)

Oh, yes, you can. Crazy mixing-and-matching is Asia's look for 2004

Ecotourism Without Tears (TIME Global Adviser | Time Traveler)

Want to help save the planet and do it in comfort? We'll show you the way