But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation.
Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: Deng Xiaoping's 1979 visit.
A beige chow chow dog poses for the camera in an alleyway in Beijing, China on March 22, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)
Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month, Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Naqvi's new documentary examines Pakistan's ideological and security landscape over the past six years.
Tall buildings glisten in the night sky in Hong Kong on March 27, 2015. (Alex Chen/Flickr)
In the wake of Asia Society's 2015 National Chinese Language Conference, accomplished students of Mandarin share what they've gained from the language.
Ahead of his April 29 talk at Asia Society New York, Dr. Akihiko Tanaka explains how his organization helps maintain Japan's image as a "responsible global citizen."
Sanjeev Sherchan says there has to be better coordination in the aid that's flowing into Nepal.
An elderly man twirls his mustache while winking at the camera in Jaisalmer, India on March 27, 2015. (Timo/Flickr)
"It has changed the way I think about time and history," photographer Naoya Hatakeyama said of his frequent trips to his tsunami-ravaged hometown to photograph the transformed landscape.
©2015 Asia Society | Privacy Statement | About AsiaSociety.org | Terms & Conditions | Contact
Asia Society takes no institutional position on policy issues and has no affiliation with any government. All views expressed in its publications and on its website are the sole responsibility of the author or authors.