It was a year that began with a dazzling Winter Olympics in South Korea, and included a summer of natural disasters in Japan and a devastating year-end tsunami in Indonesia.
2018 also saw a pause so far in North Korean missile tests, and efforts by United States President Donald Trump to reshape US-China ties and call out unfair Chinese business practices.
But at year's end, who was up and who was down in Asia in 2018? Here's our assessment of Asia's winners and losers...
from The Straits Times - read full text
Ambassador Curtis S. Chin served as U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He currently serves at the Milken Institute as Asia fellow and is a managing director at the advisory firm RiverPeak Group LLC.