Booming sales in China Auto sales in China soared by more than 70 per cent in January, putting it on track to overtake Japan as the world’s second biggest automobile market this year. Last year 5.9 million vehicles were sold in China. Growth this year is projected at 15 per cent.
LEE HAN SHIH
The Thais take pride in being the only Asian country that has never been invaded by a foreign power, while always maintaining her sovereignty.
LEE HAN SHIH
Some 1,100 years after Prince Siddhartha Gautama founded a philosophy in India, two monks in China created a fissure in his teachings that still affects the hundreds of millions of Buddhists today.
LEE HAN SHIH
There is a certain political restlessness in Thailand and it is not just dissatisfied political groups taking to the streets, disrupting public order. It also has to do with the document that runs the government.
LEE HAN SHIH
On March 20 six years ago, US-led forces entered Iraq for a military campaign that continues till today. theasiamag.com looks back spillover effect on its neighbours.
LEE HAN SHIH
Can US$2 billion buy the Sheikh the Circus of the Sun? With a projected income of close to US$37 billion this year, the oil-rich Gulf state of Dubai is all ready to try.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Once enticed by the west, Indians who went to school and worked in the United States and Europe, are now lured back home by the surging Indian economy and its buoyant technology industry.
LEE HAN SHIH
Malaysian cinema has been winning awards and receiving critical acclaim. What’s the reason for its success?
DAVE CHUA
Who would have thought an unattractive, tasteless, and unbeneficial microbe with a fancy name would be so important?
DEBBY NG
They were Khoo Teck Puat's two best deals.
LEE HAN SHIH
theasiamag.com compares the two most influential male stars of Bollywood.
LEE HAN SHIH
Two of the biggest names in India Inc take sides in Bollywood's Battle Royale.
LEE HAN SHIH
Lakshmi Mittal has been keeping tight-lipped about his possible bid for Birmingham City FC, but an offer from a young Hong Kong businessman might just spur him to act.
LEE HAN SHIH
It is the most popular processed food on Earth, and by far the most controversial.
LEE HAN SHIH
Apple is set to rock the mobile phone world and bets are on that Steve Jobs will unveil the beauty as early as January.
LEE HAN SHIH