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Speakers and organizers at TEDx Yangon in May (Photo by TEDx Yangon)

Myanmar speaks out through TEDx

Country finds its voice to define challenges as the people build a "new Myanmar"

  • Behind Asia's curious 'strongmen' culture

    Philppine coup leader 'Gringo' Honasan reflects on turbulent times -- and backs current strongman

  • Swarming visitors are a boon and a bane for an Asian Shangri-La

    Bhutan's astute tourism policies are tested as the world discovers paradise

  • We're all rabbits now

    As new house sizes shrink, design quality will become the critical factor

  • Strawberry fields forever

    Entrepreneurial woman farmer's passion spans Thailand's urban-rural divide

  • Myanmar's monument to myth

    Cosmetic vision of national harmony belies fraught history of ethnic relations

  • 007 shows how Tokyo and London can revive security alliance

    James Bond and Tiger Tanaka point the way as Abe and May confront regional change

  • Luxe 'lite' takes flight in Asia

    Spread of 'premium economy' seating reflects rising middle-class aspirations

  • Diversity trumps 'Asian values'

    The 'Asianist' idea of a collective East Asian cultural unity is withering

  • The politics of elephants in the room

    Sri Lanka looks after its pachyderms but keeping the human-animal peace isn't easy

  • 'Ghost in the Shell' keeps it real with inauthenticity

    Life and art blur ethnic lines in this film -- and that's just fine

  • A 'Buddhist boot camp' in Thailand offers pain -- and gain

    A 10-day retreat with no talking, no mobile phones and plenty of meditation is not for the fainthearted

  • India's air is filthy -- but at least it's democratic

    Despite government, public complacency, appalling pollution leading to "airwakening"

  • Remember Asia's Manhattan that never was

    A remote Indonesian island stands as a warning against protectionism

  • When politics get ugly, the beautiful game can help

    Sporting bonhomie obscures diplomatic tensions in Asian soccer stadiums

  • The magic in Myanmar's numbers

    When dealing with Naypyitaw, ignore numerology at your peril

  • Growing up with New Zealand's 'white gold'

    A former milk boy reflects on his nation's nectar

  • Asia's cities must not lose their heads in the clouds

    Urban planners must bear in mind community, resilience and sustainability

  • Lessons of the opium wars

    History provides a guide to regional maritime disputes

  • South Korea and Trump's America: A tale of two protests

    American demonstrators are bigger on black humor than South Koreans, but will they maintain momentum?