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Video: Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma 'on the Verge of a Breakthrough to Democracy'

Aung San Suu Kyi. (Drn/Getty Images)
Policy

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Global Vision Award at the Asia Society Awards Dinner earlier this evening at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. Unable to leave Burma, Daw Aung accepted the award via a recorded video message, which you can watch below.

Aung San Suu Kyi Tops Asia Blog's Person of the Year 2011 Poll

Lifestyle

Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese rescue crews and Ai Weiwei at the top of Asia Blog's Person of the Year 2011 poll.

Lintner: Here's Why 2011 Will Not be Seen as the 'Year of Change' in Burma

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) meets with with Burmese President Thein Sein at the Office of the President in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma, on Dec. 1, 2011. (Flickr/U.S. Department of State)
Policy

Following a fraudulent referendum on a new constitution in May 2008, and a blatantly rigged election in November 2010, Burma/Myanmar's new president, Thein Sein, has taken some surprising and, for many, unexpected steps.

Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Yingluck Sinawatra may be following in the footsteps of her brother, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but had her own career as a successful businesswoman before she became the country's first female prime minister. (Flickr/Ratchaprasong 2)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says that there's something different about the quality of female politicians in Asia today.

Photos: Notable Names on Hand for Asia Society's Screening with Michelle Yeoh

L to R: Wendi Murdoch, Michelle Yeoh and Amy Chua, author of
Arts

In pictures: artists, auteurs and other notables turn out for Asia Society's screening of The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh.

Poll: Who is Asia's Person of the Year?

Real-life persons of the year? Rescue workers carry someone believed to be contaminated with radiation to a treatment center in Nihonmatsu city in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Mar. 13, 2011. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

America's Time magazine has just named "The Protester" as its 2011 Person of the Year. But who would be the most prominent Asian of 2011?

Video: Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson Discuss 'The Lady,' Aung San Suu Kyi

L to R: Ang Lee, Michelle Yeoh, and Luc Besson at Asia Society's screening of
Arts

Speaking at Asia Society New York, actress Michelle Yeoh and director Luc Besson offer a candid view of what it's like to put the life of one of the best-known women in the world onscreen.

Photos: Michelle Yeoh Transforms Into Aung San Suu Kyi, 'The Lady'

Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in
Arts

Photos from Michelle Yeoh's new movie, The Lady, show her striking resemblance to the icon she plays, Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Michelle Yeoh is 'The Lady': Actress Brings Aung San Suu Kyi’s Story to Screen

Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson's The Lady (2011). (Cohen Media Group)
Arts

It is hard to think of anyone more suited than Michelle Yeoh to portray Aung San Suu Kyi — not only because Yeoh has a track record of playing female figures who embody great strength, but also because she and Suu Kyi share a startling physical resemblance.

Clinton Meets Suu Kyi, Offers 'Carrots' For Political Reform in Burma

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meet in Rangoon, Myanmar on December 1, 2011. (Saul Loeb  /AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio analyzes the meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Burma/Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.