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Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad on June 19, 2015. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

Evan Osnos on the Current State of the US-China Relationship

US Secretary of State John F. Kerry (C) makes a toast with Liu Yandong (L), Chinese Vice Premier, and Chinese State Counselor Yang Jiechi (R) during the seventh US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) at the US State Department in Washington DC, June 23, 2015. (Chris Kleponis/AFP/Getty Images)
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As the U.S.-China Security and Economic Dialogue takes place this week, Evan Osnos of The New Yorker outlines key sources of tension in the relationship between the world's two most powerful countries.

Interview: Shekhar Gupta on Modi's 'Reasonably Good Year' as Prime Minister

(L to R) Rakesh Mohan, Sandra Peterson, Shekhar Gupta, and Kevin Rudd discuss India's first year under Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Asia Society New York on June 16, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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The veteran editor and columnist sees “greater confidence in India’s economy” but some legislative challenges ahead for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Weekly Rewind: Cambodia's Startup Scene, India's Earliest Photographers, and an Anti-Corruption App in China

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters stand outside the city's legislature after a vote in Hong Kong on June 18, 2015. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: Why Asia in 1984 Wasn't Like Asia in '1984'

Asia Society President Robert B. Oxnam greets visitors at an Asia Society New York open house in 1984. (Marcia Weinstein/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: an Asia Society open house in 1984 defies George Orwell's dystopian vision.

Experts Weigh in on Modi's India After One Year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Evaristo Sa/Getty Images)
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Narendra Modi's historic 2014 victory gave the Indian prime minister a mandate to enact major reforms after years of political stagnation. So how has Modi used that mandate in the year since?

China's Top Diplomat to US: Stop the 'Megaphone Diplomacy'

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)
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China's foreign minister told an Asia Society delegation Tuesday in Beijing that his country planned to end construction on an island in the South China Sea, but that the decision had nothing to do with recent criticism or pressure from the United States.

Interview: Eva Chen on 'Accidentally' Discovering Fashion and the Future of Print Media

Editor-in-Chief of Lucky Eva Chen attends Variety's Power Of Women New York event on April 24, 2015 in New York City. (Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
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"Fashion magazines exist to inspire people," says former Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen.

Opinion: Why Congress is Concerned About a Free Trade Deal with Asia

Demonstrators protest against the legislation to give US President Barack Obama fast-track authority to advance trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), during a protest march on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, May 21, 2015.  (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Policymakers shouldn’t always be so quick to blame free trade for job losses, argues former Asia Society fellow Shom Sen.

Interview: Times of India Editor on Modi's Foreign Policy, One Year In

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) gestures as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks on as he arrives at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka on June 6, 2015. (Munir Uz Zaman/Getty Images)
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Indrani Bagchi, Senior Diplomatic Editor with the Times of India, says India’s prime minister “has not been shy of boldly asserting India’s interests,” in a break with the country’s diplomatic tradition.

Interview: From North Korea to NYC, Defector Recounts His Unlikely Journey

Joseph Kim and his new book 'Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America.' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Current Affairs

North Korea is completely isolated politically and geographically," says author Joseph Kim. "So in some ways it’s tempting for us to think of North Koreans as aliens from another Earth. But we are all basically the same people."