Asia Times (Chinese: 亞洲時報), formerly known as Asia Times Online, is a Hong Kong–based English language news media publishing group, covering politics, economics, business, and culture from an Asian perspective.[1] Asia Times publishes in English and simplified Chinese.

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The Hong Kong website is a direct descendant of the Bangkok-based print newspaper that was launched in 1995 and closed in mid-1997.[2]

Asia Times Online was created early in 1999 as a successor in "publication policy and editorial outlook" to the print newspaper Asia Times, owned by Sondhi Limthongkul, a Thai media mogul and leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy, who later sold his business.

The new publishing company is Asia Times Holdings Limited, incorporated and duly registered in Hong Kong.[3] Many reporters from the Asia Times print edition continued their careers as journalists, and a group of those contributors created Asia Times Online as a successor to the Asia Times.[citation needed] The word "Online" is no longer part of the website news portal.

In 2006, The New York Times described Asia Times Online as "one of the most prominent of the [English-language] regional publications" covering Asia.[4]

The site was relaunched with a new logo and design in October 2016 with Uwe Parpart as editor. Other executives include Cecil Ho, former chief financial officer of ReOrient Group Limited.

The site was again relaunched in February 2019 with a refreshed web design, multiple languages and a domain name change to According to its "About" page, Asia Times has "two main newsrooms and social media hubs... in Bangkok and Hong Kong...supported by bureaus in Seoul, Beijing, Singapore, and New York."[5]

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  1. ^ "About us — Bridging East and West". Asia Times Online. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-04-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Asia Times". Small Wars Journal. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  3. ^ "Asia Times Trademark of Asia Times Online (Holdings) Limited – Registration Number 4691772 – Serial Number 86328077". Justia Trademarks. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  4. ^ England, Vaudine (2006-05-28). "Asia's English readers miss in-depth media — Business — International Herald Tribune". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  5. ^ "About Asia Times". Asia Times. 2019-03-28. Retrieved 2022-04-25.

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