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Aung San Suu Kyi. (Drn/Getty Images)

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

The Burmese democracy icon was awarded the Global Vision Award at Asia Society's Awards Dinner Wednesday night in New York City. Click the headline to watch her video acceptance speech. more

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

Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese rescue crews and Ai Weiwei at the top of Asia's Person of the Year 2011 poll. more
Highlights: Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson discuss the film The Lady (2011). (9 min., 56 sec.) (Photo: C. Bay Milin)
Love is Aung San Suu Kyi's Weapon of Mass Construction
Luc Besson and Michelle Yeoh on the making of 'The Lady' (2011) and the inspiration of Aung San Suu Kyi. more
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)

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

"As the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, the situation appears depressingly normal," writes Bertil Lintner. more
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)

Vishakha Desai: Female Politicians in Asia Making it on Merit

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai writes that unlike in the past, female politicians in Asia today are increasingly entering politics on their own merits rather than relying on family ties. more
L to R: Wendi Murdoch, Michelle Yeoh and Amy Chua, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." (C. Bay Milin)

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

Artists, auteurs and other notables turn out for Asia Society's screening of "The Lady" starring Michelle Yeoh. more

Michelle Yeoh: The Lady (Complete)

Michelle Yeoh and director Luc Besson discuss the film "The Lady," based on the life of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. more
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)

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

Ai Weiwei and India's Anna Hazare are two plausible contenders — and so are the Japanese rescue crews who risked everything in the radioactive ruins of Fukushima. more
L to R: Ang Lee, Michelle Yeoh, and Luc Besson at Asia Society's screening of "The Lady" in New York on Dec. 11, 2011. (C. Bay Milin)

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

Actress Michelle Yeoh and filmmaker Luc Besson discuss their new film based on the life of Burma's iconic democracy advocate, Aung San Suu Kyi. more