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Vishakha Desai on Middle Class Growth in China & India

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai

This morning's episode of The Takeaway featured Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai, who commented on the booming middle class populations in China and India. What are the implications for the two countries' growth, and will it strengthen calls for democracy in China?

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Tough Questions for Sri Lanka During UNGA

A Sri Lankan vendor displays daily newspapers in Colombo on September 9, 2010. President Mahinda Rajapakse, 64, secured the required two-thirds majority with 161 votes in the 225-member parliament, state television announced. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

With the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York, Sri Lanka's President Mahinada Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris are likely to face tough questions about the country's political reconciliation after decades of brutal civil war.