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Kevin Rudd and Ajay Banga: It's Time for India to Join APEC

n Indian technician checks mobile phones at the Chinese Celkon Manufacturing plant at Medchal Mandal in the Rangareddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 26, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
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“APEC membership is a low-risk, high-reward pathway for India to participate more fully in the Asia-Pacific and global trading system,” write Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd and MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga in the Wall Street Journal Asia.

Weekly Rewind: #SelfieWithDaughter, Magical Tattoos in Phnom Penh, and a Robot Wedding in Tokyo

Filipino LGBT participants march in Luneta park during the Pride March on June 27, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: When the Japanese Prime Minister Sang Elvis and Wore A Cowboy Hat

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi dons a cowboy hat gifted to him by Asia Society. (Asia Society)
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At Asia Society Australia in 2002, Junichiro Koizumi lamented, “Since I became prime minister, I gave up falling in love.”

Photos: Countryside and Concrete Collide in Chinese Megacity Chongqing

Zhong Baixin, eighty-seven, is cultivating a square meter of lettuce for her own table. She has lived all her life in Chongqing and now lives in what remains of a farming village stuck between a construction site and a road. (Tim Franco)
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Photographer Tim Franco is fascinated by the transformation of Chinese cities. In a Q&A with Asia Blog, he discusses his new book 'Metamorpolis' and his experiences documenting the "struggle between nature and concrete" in Chongqing.

Weekly Rewind: Japan's 'Kodokushi' Phenomenon, Street Art in Mongolia, and an Upgraded Pyongyang Airport

Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Evan Osnos on the Current State of the US-China Relationship

US Secretary of State John F. Kerry (C) makes a toast with Liu Yandong (L), Chinese Vice Premier, and Chinese State Counselor Yang Jiechi (R) during the seventh US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) at the US State Department in Washington DC, June 23, 2015. (Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images)
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As the U.S.-China Security and Economic Dialogue takes place this week, Evan Osnos of The New Yorker outlines key sources of tension in the relationship between the world's two most powerful countries.

Interview: Shekhar Gupta on Modi's 'Reasonably Good Year' as Prime Minister

(L to R) Rakesh Mohan, Sandra Peterson, Shekhar Gupta, and Kevin Rudd discuss India's first year under Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Asia Society New York on June 16, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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The veteran editor and columnist sees “greater confidence in India’s economy” but some legislative challenges ahead for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Weekly Rewind: Cambodia's Startup Scene, India's Earliest Photographers, and an Anti-Corruption App in China

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters stand outside the city's legislature after a vote in Hong Kong on June 18, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: Why Asia in 1984 Wasn't Like Asia in '1984'

Asia Society President Robert B. Oxnam greets visitors at an Asia Society New York open house in 1984. (Marcia Weinstein/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: an Asia Society open house in 1984 defies George Orwell's dystopian vision.

Experts Weigh in on Modi's India After One Year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Evaristo Sa/Getty Images)
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Narendra Modi's historic 2014 victory gave the Indian prime minister a mandate to enact major reforms after years of political stagnation. So how has Modi used that mandate in the year since?