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.
As Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to tour her country despite warnings from the hard-line government, a new confrontation may be brewing, says Asia Society Consultant Priscilla Clapp.
Priscilla Clapp, Asia Society Consultant and former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma, shares her thoughts on Suu Kyi's announcement and the prospects for real political change with the military junta still in power.
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