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Photo of the Day: Hitching A Free Ride in Laos

A young boy carries a toddler on his shoulders in Namtha, Laos on July 9, 2012. (HRAMIREZ/Flickr)
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A young boy carries a toddler on his shoulders in Namtha, Laos on July 9, 2012. (HRAMIREZ/Flickr)

Dan Rather: International News Coverage in 60s and 70s Better Than Today [Video]

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This is the first in a series of exclusive video interviews with veteran journalist Dan Rather, who visited Asia Society Studios in New York City in late June. In this segment Rather discusses what he believes is the most important news out of Asia today, and whether the media is getting it right.

Asia Society and USIP Further Burma-US Relations with Track II Dialogue

U.S. Special Rep. and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar Derek Mitchell at a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Yangon on March 15, 2012. On June 29, the U.S. Senate confirmed Mitchell as the new U.S. Ambassador to Burma. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society, the Blue Moon Fund and the USIP convened representatives of the Myanmar Development Resources Institute, senior advisers to Burmese president Thein Sein and U.S. experts to discuss the transition from authoritarian rule in Burma.

Busman's Holiday: A Young China Scholar Takes Americans on Tour

Song of Friendship (友谊之歌), 1979. (ChinesePosters.net)
Lifestyle

University of Pennsylvania professor and China specialist Arthur Waldron recounts his first trip into China in 1981, when he was a simple tour guide for a group of U.S. tourists.

Photo of the Day: Down by the Riverside in Bangladesh

Mayadip Islanders arrive across the Meghna River from mainland Sonargaon, Bangladesh's ancient capital on July 2, 2012. (The Advocacy Project/Flickr)
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Mayadip Islanders arrive across the Meghna River from mainland Sonargaon, Bangladesh's ancient capital on July 2, 2012. (The Advocacy Project/Flickr)

Interview: Filmmaker Andrew Hinton Captures Day in the Life of Indian Striver

Filmmaker Andrew Hinton's short documentary 'Amar' has won multiple awards at international film festivals.
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Watch the award-winning short documentary about an Indian teenager who excels at school, dreams of professional cricket and feeds his family.

Photo of the Day: A Florist Lost in Thought in Singapore

A preoccupied garland florist in Singapore's vibrant
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A preoccupied garland florist in Singapore's vibrant "Little India" on July 9, 2012. (calvinistguy/Flickr)

Movie Review: How an American Became a 'Revolutionary' in Mao's China

Mao Zedong signs Sidney Rittenberg's copy of the Little Red Book at a gathering of Party leaders during the Cultural Revolution. (Personal Collection of Sidney Rittenberg)
Arts

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom reviews the new documentary about Sidney Rittenberg, an American who was also once a full-fledged member of the Chinese Communist Party.

Photo of the Day: Getting Into the Weekend in Laos

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A driver waiting for customers in his tuk-tuk, an automobile rickshaw, in Vientiane, Laos on February 18, 2012. (Franc Pallarès López/Flickr)

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Take Position on Afghanistan's Future

An Afghan child peers around a door as U.S. Marines conduct a route assessment near Helmand River Valley in Nawa-I-Barakzayi District, Afghanistan on April 27, 2012. (Lance Cpl. Alexander Quiles/U.S. Marine Corps Official Page/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society's Young Afghan Leaders Initiative releases its position paper reflecting the common person's yearning for Afghanistan's development prior to the upcoming Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan.