Asia Times

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Asia Times was a newspaper launched in Thailand by Thai tycoon Sondhi Limthongkul in 1995. The newspaper hired talent from around the world to produce a regional English-language newspaper.

The newspaper faced financial difficulties in 1997 and closed down the week before the Asian financial crisis erupted with the collapse of the Thai baht on July 2, 1997.

Many journalists from Asia Times continued their careers as journalists. Some of them created Asia Times Online as a successor to Asia Times.

Asia Times Online came under new ownership and management in early 2015. It is now published and run by a small group of investors who purchased the site.

Asia Times Online is now known as “Asia Times” or “AT”, and is dropping the “Online” part of its name.

The new publisher is Asia Times Holdings Limited, incorporated and duly registered in Hong Kong. It derives its revenues from advertising, the resale of original content to other publications and news services.

The site offers news and commentary by distinguished correspondents and analysts across the whole spectrum of Asian issues and the global issues that intersect with them. As the successor to the Asia Times newspaper, it draws on a generation of editorial experience and an extensive network of contributors.


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