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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.

Photo of the Day: A Blanket of Mist in Taiwan

Lao Mei rocks shrouded in the morning mist in Shimen District, Taiwan on April 4, 2015. (白士 李/flickr)
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Lao Mei rocks shrouded in the morning mist in Shimen District, Taiwan on April 4, 2015. (白士 李/Flickr)

#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)
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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.

Photo of the Day: Floating Below the Mist in North Korea

Boats bob up and down under the stormy grey sky in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)
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Boats bob up and down under the stormy grey sky in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Video: Former Pakistan Ambassador Hopes for 'Calmer Dialogue' About Kashmir

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“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition.

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?

Photo of the Day: Ancient Artefacts in China

A glimpse of ancient beauty and divinity in Beijing, China on January 13, 2015. (Tagosaku/Flickr)
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A glimpse of ancient beauty and divinity in Beijing, China on January 13, 2015. (Tagosaku/Flickr)

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.

Video: A Nostalgic Love Ballad About Meat on a Stick in Beijing

'The Great LOL of China' episode 4: Chuanr. (Jesse Appell)
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In the fourth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell despairs, through song, that inflation is taking his beloved chuanr meat kebabs ever further out of reach.