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Myanmar political prisoner Kyaw Min Yu (C), known as Jimmy, and his wife Ni Lar Thein (L) holding her child, both members of the 88 Generation student group, celebrate upon their arrival at Yangon international airport following their release from detention on January 13, 2012. Myanmar pardoned prominent dissidents, journalists and a former premier on January 13 under a major prisoner amnesty, intensifying a surprising series of reforms by the army-backed regime. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Desai: Myanmar Changes 'a Welcome Sign'

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai reacts to a historic day of change in Myanmar. more
Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at Asia Society in New York on January 13, 2012. (Asia Society/Bill Swersey)

Video: Rudd Sees 'Real Constituency for Change' in Burma

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd says "until we have evidence that it's going to slide in the other direction" foreign nations need to open up to Burma. more

Kevin Rudd: A 'Significant Gamble' in Burma

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs argues Western nations should encourage the recent signs of openness from Burma's military. more
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
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
What do riots in London mean to leaders in Beijing? (Flickr/rorymizen)

2011: Five Big China Stories (That Didn't Happen in China)

It is crucial not to overlook things that happen elsewhere that change the state of play within Chinese political life, writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom. 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

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