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Aung San Suu Kyi's 'Powerful Position' After Myanmar's Elections

Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) hold a banner displaying the portraits of new Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (L) and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in Yangon on April 10, 2016 ahead of the Thingyan new year festival. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, discussed the Burmese icon's enhanced role in her country's new government during a recent AsiaConnect call.

Nepal Earthquake, One Year Later: 'We Are Still Being Reminded That It's Not Over'

Pedestrians walking by earthquake-damaged buildings in Durbar Square in Kathmandu on April 23, 2016. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A slow rebuilding process, government turmoil, and aftershocks serve as constant reminders of the earthquake that struck one year ago.

George Soros: 'Eerie Resemblance' Between China Now and Pre-Financial Crisis U.S.

George Soros speaks at Asia Society in New York on April 20, 2016. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Financial Times journalists and the billionaire investor note warning signs of an impending Chinese hard landing. 

Ajay Piramal: Five Lessons in the Life of 'India's Warren Buffett'

Ajay Piramal is one of India's wealthiest and most successful businessmen. (Richter Frank-Jurgen/Flickr)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Humility, faith, and a willingness to make mistakes has turned Piramal into one of India's most successful business people.

Bringing 'American Food' to the Streets of China

Howie Southworth slurps pork trotters with Chef Yang Jiaquan at the Qianhe Hotel in Qilin, Yunnan, China. (Howie Southworth)

"Sauced in Translation" host Howie Southworth discusses his food travels across China — where he soaks up local cuisine while whipping up American food for Chinese crowds.

Chinese Artist Challenges Gender Identities through 'Experimental Relationship'

The King Under Me, 2011, Digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches. (Pixy Yijun Liao)
Arts

Pixy Yijun Liao discusses her photography series featuring herself and her Japanese boyfriend, and how she aims to flip traditional gender expectations.

China's Unnerving Economic Transition

A Chinese day trader plays cards with others as he watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What does the "end of the Chinese miracle" means for the country's economy, government, and society? A conversation with the Financial Times' Jamil Anderlini.

Japan Is Leading the Global Trend Toward Simplicity

Stacks of colorful basics at Uniqlo. (Kiwi He/Flickr)
Arts

These brands are making the most of the "less is more" mindset — but not everyone is on board.

India Finance Minister Bullish on Country's Economic Prospects

India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivers an address at Asia Society New York on Monday, in a program that also featured Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Arun Kumar Sing, CII President Naushad Forbes, and Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Indian Ministry of Finance Shaktikanta Das. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

In an appearance at Asia Society New York, Arun Jaitley addressed challenges to India's economy but maintained his optimism that rapid growth will continue.

Arun Jaitley: Indian Government Ready to Join APEC

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) President Kevin Rudd meets with India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 7, 2016 at The Growth Net Summit in New Delhi.  (Ananta Center)
Policy

The Indian finance minister affirmed his country's interest in expanding regional trade opportunities during a conversation with Asia Society's Kevin Rudd.