Fireworks are seen during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, on July 23. Despite concerns over budgets and Covid-19, the delayed Olympics provided a much needed distraction from the pandemic. Photo: AP
Fireworks are seen during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, on July 23. Despite concerns over budgets and Covid-19, the delayed Olympics provided a much needed distraction from the pandemic. Photo: AP
Curtis Chin
Opinion

Opinion

Curtis Chin and Jose B. Collazo

Asia’s year in review: who came out on top in 2021?

  • Cold War rhetoric was the real winner in 2021 amid shifting US-China relations, Olympic highs and lows and the rise of Southeast Asia’s fintech sector
  • The year, however, brought hardship to many of Afghanistan’s women and girls, and proved challenging for Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Fireworks are seen during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, on July 23. Despite concerns over budgets and Covid-19, the delayed Olympics provided a much needed distraction from the pandemic. Photo: AP
Fireworks are seen during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, on July 23. Despite concerns over budgets and Covid-19, the delayed Olympics provided a much needed distraction from the pandemic. Photo: AP
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