Cover story

China goes all out to be king of the electric car

But will drivers embrace battery-powered vehicles before the lavish subsidies run out?


Company in focus: TSMC's founder ready to hand world's largest chipmaker to next generation

New dual leadership will test Taiwanese giant as Samsung closes in

Politics & Economy

Global banks are after Japan's cash

Nation's savings prove a strong lure as Saudi Arabia and China close the spigots


Brahma Chellaney: Democracies must rally to curb China's Indian Ocean ambitions

Beijing is looking to repeat its aggressive success in the South China Sea

Life & Arts

Modern chefs forge a fresh kind of Thai cuisine

Sustainability and creativity are on the menu at these local-minded restaurants

Tea Leaves

What the 'bicycle index' says about a country

When cycling goes from necessity to choice, it represents a major sociological shift