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Video: Henry Paulson on What China's Economic Reforms Mean for Foreign Companies

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York on Sept. 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz)
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Henry M. Paulson, Jr. has worked extensively with Chinese leaders, first as CEO of Goldman Sachs, then as U.S. Treasury Secretary. Ahead of his talk at Asia Society New York on April 13, hear his take on what's necessary for real economic reform in China.

Interview: Masked Chinese Activists 'Show Solidarity' with Detained Feminists

A group of masked feminists commemorates the five activists who remain detained in China.
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As five feminists sit in prison for planning quirky demonstrations, a group of supporters have been donning masks of their faces every day in a gesture of support.

Weekly Rewind: A Stolen iPhone 'Bromance,' the Sea Women of South Korea, and Dhaka's Transgender Crime Fighter

Buzzfeed writer Matt Stopera (right) with
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best writing and multimedia on Asia from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Watch Kevin Rudd's TED Talk: How China and the US Can Achieve a 'Dream for All'

Kevin Rudd speaks at TED2015, “Truth and Dare,” Session 1, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, Canada, on March 16, 2015. (Bret Hartman/TED)
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Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, opened the TED2015 conference on March 16 with a talk about the future of U.S.-China relations.

Are Private Police Forces 'Contributing to Violence' in Iraq and Afghanistan?

An Afghan policeman keeps watch as clergy men attend a gathering at the Shahi Doshamshira mosque where an Afghan woman, 27, was beaten to death and her body set alight by a mob, in Kabul on March 26, 2015. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a new Foreign Policy article, Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas asks tough questions about privately run police forces in perennially strife-torn locations.

Evan Osnos Profiles China's 'Most Powerful Authoritarian Leader Since Mao'

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a toast during the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PRC in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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A profile in this week's New Yorker depicts how Xi Jinping sprang from a revolutionary pedigree and went from a series of unremarkable government posts to becoming a bold hardline president.

US Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks at Asia Society Northern California on March 31, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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“We welcome China having a significant role in the global economic and financial architecture," Jacob Lew said at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.

Video: Blaine Harden Discusses Retractions by North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Shin Dong-hyuk

North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk (R) and author Blaine Harden (L) meet with former President George W. Bush in 2013. (Flickr/Freddy Ford)
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The author of Escape from Camp 14 addresses recent revelations that the North Korean defector depicted in his book lied about some details of his story.

Interview: In Yangon, Photographer Andrew Rowat Finds a 'Future Yet Unwritten'

Yangon's Sule Pagoda at dusk as seen from Trader's Hotel (now the
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In his new project Collision Yangon, lensman Andrew Rowat captures Myanmar's transition through its now-vulnerable architectural heritage.

Weekly Rewind: An Armed Tour Bus in Karachi, China's 'Magic Bunny,' and the Private Side of Lee Kuan Yew

A family pays tribute at Tanjong Pagar Community Club in Singapore following the passing of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on March 23, 2015. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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Our latest roundup of some of the best writing and multimedia on Asia you may have missed in the past seven days.