Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's prime minister, attends a news conference at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, in July. Photo: Bloomberg

From Trump and Kim’s handshake to 1MDB: the stories that shaped Asia in 2018

  • Dragged deeper into the rivalry between the United States and China, the region saw plenty of highs and lows throughout the year
Topic |   2018 in review

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Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's prime minister, attends a news conference at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, in July. Photo: Bloomberg
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Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid joined the South China Morning Post as Asia Correspondent in 2018. He has worked for the New York Times, Al Jazeera and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.