Asia Times Online comprises atimes.com, a free website, atimes.net, an
advertisement-free site for subscribers, and atchinese.com, a free site for
Chinese readers around the world. These are quality Internet-only publications
that report on and examine geopolitical, political, economic and business
issues. We look at these issues from an Asian perspective; this distinguishes
us from the mainstream English-language media, whose reporting on Asian matters
is generally by Westerners, for Westerners.
We are served by more than 50 correspondents and contributors in 25 Asian
countries, the US, and Europe. Additional content is provided by news services
and renowned think tank and investment analysts and academics.
Asia Times Online was founded at the beginning of 1999 and is incorporated and
duly registered in Hong Kong. It derives its revenues from advertising, the
resale of original content to other
publications and news services, and subscriptions to atimes.net.
Historically, in our publication policy and editorial outlook, we are the
successor of Asia Times, the Hong Kong/ Bangkok-based daily print newspaper
founded in 1995 and associated with the Manager Media Group, which had to cease
publication in the summer of 1997 as a result of the Asian financial crisis.
Like its predecessor, Asia Times Online gives its readers worldwide an overview
of Asian news events, looking behind the headlines that are the staple of the
news agencies and networks.
Asia Times Online is reaching a rapidly increasing global readership. Our
readers are people of influence - investors, executives, diplomats, academics,
journalists - who need to know about Asian political, economic and business
affairs. We have become a "must read" for Westerners and Asians who do business
with each other.