Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the UNESCO Conference on Culture and Development in Hangzhou, China

Madame Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: My warmest thanks go to all of you who have received us so generously here in Hangzhou, our Chinese hosts and our many friends from UNESCO. I am honoured by your invitation, and pleased for this opportunity to talk about two…

His Highness the Aga Khan visits Urumxi, China

Urumxi, China, 4 April 2012 — His Highness the Aga Khan paid an official visit to Urumxi, China, from 2-4 April 2012, at the invitation of the Governor of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Mr Nur Bekri, to discuss collaboration between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Government of Xinjiang. via http://www.akdn.org/Content/1125/The-Aga-Khan-Visits-Western-China http://www.theismaili.org/cms/1352/Mawlana-Hazar-Imam-visits-Western-China…

A Jamatkhana in Tashkorgan, China

Tashkorgan is a vibrant market town nestled amongst the Pamir Mountains in China‚Äôs Xinjiang province. The town is situated at an altitude of 3,600 meters (11,811 ft) on the borders of both Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and close to the border of Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan. Tashkorgan is home to an Ismaili Jamatkhana. The town of approximately…

Revisiting Gilgit

There is a need to explore the area of great significance. ACROSS THE LINE BY ERSHAD MAHMUD Notwithstanding the constitutional and political wrangling, many socio-economic developments are taking place in Gilgit. Gilgit city is getting more modernized and developed as new roads, buildings, mobile phone companies, etc., become common place. The Korakorum Highway has truly…