Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Thomas Jefferson

He drafted the Declaration, sparked a revolution and became ensnared in a sex scandal with a slave. In this third annual chapter in TIME's Making of America series, we take a look at the most controversial Founding Father


The Battle for Hong Kong (Cover Story)

One year after Hong Kong's half-million man march, Beijing and the pro-democracy camp are both fighting to win the hearts and minds of the territory's people

The Ties that Bind (Cover Story)

Hong Kong's economy is perking up, helped by Chinese tourists and closer links with the booming Pearl River Delta. Is Beijing buying the city's obedience?

Taking Charge (Cover Story)

Beijing has reorganized its bureaucracy to tighten its control over Hong Kong. Here's the new order


Mitsubishi's Shame

A string of safety scandals has left a Japanese carmaker facing the scrap heap