Following a fraudulent referendum on a new constitution in May 2008, and a blatantly rigged election in November 2010, Burma/Myanmar's new president, TheinSein, has taken some surprising and, for many, unexpected steps.
It is hard to think of anyone more suited than Michelle Yeoh to portray Aung San SuuKyi — not only because Yeoh has a track record of playing female figures who embody great strength, but also because she and SuuKyi share a startling physical resemblance.
Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio appeared on public radio's The Takeaway to discuss the first high-level visit by an American diplomat to Burma in decades and what it means for political reform and relations with China.
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