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Interview: Vivek Wadhwa on 'Subtle Discrimination' and the Coming 'Star Trek Future'

Vivek Wadhwa at a TEDx Bay Area Global Women Entrepreneurs Event in 2012. (ttnk/Flickr)
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Well known tech entrepreneur says we're on the cusp of exponential technological development that will have profound effects on the world, and the U.S. shouldn't lose its footing with bad immigration policy.

Weekly Rewind: Scenes From Nepal's Countryside, Pro Wrestling in North Korea, and Obama's Haiku

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe  pose with US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama before a state dinner at the White House April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Video: Why George Soros Considers Himself 'Typhoid Mary' in China

George Soros speaking at Asia Society in New York on April 30, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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Billionaire George Soros discusses the hostile atmosphere toward civil society in China, and how authorities make it difficult for philanthropists like him to help those in need.

#TBT: Deng Xiaoping's Historic 1979 US Visit

Deng Xiaoping speaks at a reception co-sponsored by Asia Society at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery in 1979. (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: Deng Xiaoping's 1979 visit.

Interview: 'Among the Believers' Filmmakers Examine 'Ideological Divide' in Pakistan Today

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Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month, Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Naqvi's new documentary examines Pakistan's ideological and security landscape over the past six years.

Watch: Asia Society Staffer Discusses Nepal Earthquake Rescue Effort on 'Charlie Rose'

The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake of April 25, 2015. (Simcsea/Flickr)
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Sanjeev Sherchan says there has to be better coordination in the aid that's flowing into Nepal.

Interview: Racism, Sexism, and The Need for a New Way of Talking About Tibet

Reporter Jocelyn Ford and Zanta, the subject of her film, stand on a Beijing overpass. (Jocelyn Ford)
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Jocelyn Ford, director of Nowhere to Call Home, discusses sexism in Tibet, how Han Chinese have reacted to depictions of racism in her film, and the surprising signals she’s received from Chinese authorities.

Weekly Rewind: Online Matchmaking in India, 30,000 Selfies in Shenyang, and the Story of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Video: Myanmar's Democratic and Economic Reforms Are 'Underappreciated'

(L to R) Tom Nagorski, Thant Myint-U, Tom Freston, and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's historic political and economic turnaround at Asia Society New York on April 21, 2015.
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In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011.

Rudd on TIME Magazine Influencer Xi Jinping: His Success Matters 'For His Nation and the World'

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the audience at a luncheon at SkyCity Grand Hotel on November 21, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Greg Bowker/Getty Images)
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Kevin Rudd profiles Chinese president Xi Jinping in TIME’s 'The 100 Most Influential People' issue, which includes nearly 20 individuals with ties to Asia.