Dear Reader,

In an era of fake news, disinformation and partisan polarization, independent reporting has never been so important and yet so elusive. 

Asia Times has long delivered some of the most clear-eyed, unbiased journalism in the world, with independent news evaluator Media Bias/Fact Check giving us the highest possible rating for objectivity.

Our readers know the challenges facing independent journalism today. That’s why they turn to us daily for insightful, accurate and timely reporting. But we need your support to continue our vital mission.

From today, Asia Times will ask our readers to become Members of our trusted news site. While our free and open site will remain, basic membership will provide access to our new “Premium” content: deeply sourced and reported news, analysis and investigations of the political, business and security issues that move markets.

Nearly all news services today depend on readership support to survive. Asia Times is not taking anything away that we already provide; rather, we are expanding our offerings to provide our readers with more of the ground-breaking, excellent reporting they have come over the years to expect.

AT+ Premium members will also have access to special podcasts, webinars and video calls with our journalists and guests. We will also offer an AT+ Premium Access membership with a higher tier of benefits, including one-on-one access to our expert reporters, analysts and commentators.  

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AT+ Premium Members will have access to our new premium content, and AT+ Premium Access Members will have curated access to our journalists. 

Asia Times remains committed to serve as a beacon of reason and objectivity, to look above and beyond the consensus view, to keep our readers well-informed and a step ahead in a fast-changing Asia and world.

We thank all of our global readers who have depended on and supported us from our founding in 1995 to our relaunch in 2017. We urge you to consider membership as a way to stay fully informed and as we navigate together these calamitous and transformative times.

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Uwe Parpart
Publisher, Asia Times