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Most read in 2019

Nikkei Asian Review's most read stories of 2019

Thai King, Hong Kong protests, Japan's sleeping diamonds

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who completed his coronation rituals in December, generated many headlines in 2019. In May, the king married the deputy chief of his personal guard, and in October, he stripped his consort of her royal and military titles. Both of these stories were among our most popular this year.

The ongoing unrest in Hong Kong also attracted much reader attention. And a story about Japan's hidden diamonds surprisedo many. Here is the list of our most read stories of 2019.

Philippine court finds banker guilty over Bangladesh Bank heist

Mahathir still living in the shadow of Lee Kuan Yew

Pakistan distances itself from China's Belt and Road

Tesla and Panasonic freeze spending on $4.5bn Gigafactory

Thai king stuns public before coronation with fourth wedding

China's unmanned store boom ends as quickly as it began

China scrambles to stem manufacturing exodus as 50 companies leave

Hong Kong billionaire gives Xi powerful advice in cryptic ad

Xinhua warns 'end is coming' for Hong Kong protesters

Thai king dismisses 'disloyal' consort for challenging the queen

World awakens to Japan's sleeping diamonds

Crony capital: How Duterte embraced the oligarchs

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