The End of Poverty (Cover Story)

In a world of plenty, 1 billion people are so poor, their lives are in danger. How to change that for good

The Poor Who Vote (Cover Story)

The government's new budget makes good on pledges to help millions of citizens living in misery


Time For Tung To Go?

Hong Kong's Chief Executive seems likely to leave office soon, as the city now wonders what the future holds

Power to the Center

At the National People's Congress, China's leaders try to handle a rising tide of public discontent


A New Gloss (TIME Global Adviser)

One Tokyo company is revamping the art of lacquerware

Check In (TIME Global Adviser)

Eastern Promise

Walk the Talk (TIME Global Adviser)

Ditch the limo: the best way to see Manila is on foot


The Thais That Bind

A new, encyclopedic book relishes Thailand's embrace of all things un-Thai


Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

The Merchant of Menace