This was was underscored by His Highness the Aga Khan in his address when he said, “I also want to recognise the important work that China has been doing, in cooperation with UNESCO and through its own advances in cultural development.”
Location of Hangzhou in the People’s Republic of China. Map: Wikipedia
The congress host city of Hangzhou has been a significant cultural center in Chinese history. It is considered as a UNESCO Creative City for Crafts & Folk Art, and is home to the West Lake Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Montage of various Hangzhou images. This UNESCO Creative City for Crafts & Folk Art is home to the West Lake Cultural Landscape, a World Heritage Site. Photo: Wikipedia.
Earlier posts by PBSJ
The Role of Culture in Development: The Aga Khan Speaks at UNESCO Conference in China — AKDN Press Release
Hangzhou (China), 15 May – 17 May 2013