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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
Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in "The Lady" (2011), directed by Luc Besson. (Cohen Media Group)

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

Photos from the actress's new movie show her striking resemblance to the icon she plays. more
Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson's The Lady (2011). (Cohen Media Group)

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

Malaysia-born Michelle Yeoh learned Burmese and studied hundreds of hours of film to play Burma's democracy icon. more
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)

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

Secretary of state met with pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in a historic visit to Burma. more
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves alongside Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister Myo Myint (L) upon her arrival in Naypyidaw on November 30, 2011.(Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images)

DiMaggio Previews Clinton's Historic Visit to Burma on The Takeaway

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio appeared on public radio's The Takeaway to discuss the first high-level visit by an American diplomat to Burma in decades and what it means for political reform and relations with China. more
Burma/Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi poses for a portrait at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on December 8, 2010 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Drn /Getty Images)

Challenges Lie Ahead for Burma/Myanmar Leadership

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to Asia Society's 2010 Burma Policy Task Force and former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma, shares her thoughts on today's important announcement on Burma/Myanmar. more
Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (C) walks through a crowd of supporters and reporters as she arrives for celebrations of her 66th birthday at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on June 19, 2011. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

In Burma, Signs of Confrontation to Come

As Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to tour her country despite warnings from the hard-line government, a new confrontation may be brewing, says Asia Society Consultant Priscilla Clapp. more
Burma/Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi holds a bouquet of flowers as she appears at the gate of her house after her release in Yangon (Rangoon) on November 13, 2010. The lakeside home had been her prison for most of the past two decades. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Security a 'Major Concern' as Aung San Suu Kyi Plans Burma Tour

Priscilla Clapp, Asia Society Consultant and former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Burma, shares her thoughts on Suu Kyi's announcement and the prospects for real political change with the military junta still in power. more