COVER

Best Pools

InterContinental Hotel, Hong Kong, China

Best Skiing

The Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East

ASIA

Caught in the Middle

One of the country’s ethnic minorities fights to survive on the Thailand–Burma border

Interview

10 Questions For Kuntoro Mangkusubroto

GLOBAL BUSINESS

Taiwan Steps Up

As global competition intensifies, Taiwan's largest electronics makers are fighting back with their own brands

Real Returns

Investing in the Philippines gives a desperately needed lifeline to the poor

GLOBAL ADVISER

"Ou Est l'Hotel?" (TIME Global Adviser)

Don't bother asking in the village of Saint-Arcons-d'Allier, because the hotel is all around you

The Oil Boom (TIME Global Adviser)

Forget the Med. Some of the world's best olive oil comes from farther south

BRIEFING

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

India's War on AIDS