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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 subjects that are very close to my heart — culture … Continue reading Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the UNESCO Conference on Culture and Development in Hangzhou, China

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 http://news.tj/en/news/aga-khan-visits-western-china?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Continue reading His Highness the Aga Khan visits Urumxi, China

A Jamatkhana in Tashkorgan, China

Tashkorgan is a vibrant market town nestled amongst the Pamir Mountains in China’s 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 30,000 people also has an art and culture centre in … Continue reading A Jamatkhana in Tashkorgan, China

Hanif Mawji – Bocce player will stand out

To the big show with a new ‘do’ Kent Gilchrist, The Province, Published: Friday, September 05, 2008 After hosting a successful Summer Olympic Games, the sporting spotlight is moving back to China. This is the final installment of a Province Sports series on B.C. athletes who will be competing at the Beijing Paralympics, which run Sept. 6-17. A few days before his departure to Beijing … Continue reading Hanif Mawji – Bocce player will stand out

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 transformed the lives of the people living in these areas. … Continue reading Revisiting Gilgit

Kids’ paintings sought for Summer Olympics

The Aga Khan Foundation, along with International Paint Pals, is sponsoring a contest for paintings, which will be displayed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. The artwork should reflect the ideals and spirit of the Olympics while focusing on diversity and tolerance and ideas for reducing poverty and creating peace. The deadline is Oct. 2. The contest is for ages 6 to 14. Submit … Continue reading Kids’ paintings sought for Summer Olympics