Positive news was hard to find in much of the region as economies slowed and political woes mounted.
For Curtis S. Chin's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
At the ASEAN summit, the path forward should be to double down on and recommit to the principles that have brought Southeast Asia success in recent decades.
China has a history of 'weaponizing' tourism to punish foreign governments.
Who was up and who was down in Asia in the year that just ended?
U.S. President Donald Trump's approach to China could result in a much needed new chapter in trade relations with the second largest economy.
Innovations in finance technology can increase the level of access to capital and financial inclusion in Asia.
Asia had its share of ups and downs in 2017.
Asia and the Pacific will be better off if all nations adopt some small-state ideas offered up by Bhutan, Timor-Leste and Singapore — namely the embrace of a greener, more representative and more transparent future for all their citizens.
Asia's newest country has what it takes to be a cooperative and responsible member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
It's time to assess the very real impact of technology's advances on those who will lose their jobs today as the "jobs of tomorrow" are created.