In Asia, as in the U.S., business benefits from a cheap, reliable labor force that can be coerced into working long hours without protest. But can the private sector be enlisted to help curb these abuses?
In a landmark appearance at Asia Society headquarters in New York on Thursday, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that his country has left behind its authoritarian government and that the road to democracy was irreversible.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Thom Woodroofe says Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard may use talks at Asia Society and other venues in New York this week to highlight her nation's role in security in Asia.
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