Pakistan-Videos: The Rising Tide- $5 billion Software Industry | $50 Billion Investment by china on infrastructure | US Media Shocked on IDEAS 2016 Pakistan International Defense Exhibition

 With over 2,000 export oriented IT & ITeS companies, 300,000 IT professionals, and IT exports exceeding US$ 5 billion per annum, Pakistan has become preferred IT outsourcing destination for American, European and Asian investors/customers, seeking innovative products and reliable services. Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) facilitates and internationally promotes IT industry of Pakistan, facilitates foreign…

The Aga Khan Development Network Statement at the Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan

Since its restoration by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the Bagh-e-Babur has attracted over 400,000 visitors annually. AKDN has mobilised over US$ 1 billion for economic, social and cultural development in Afghanistan. Photo: AKTC Statement delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, AKDN Diplomatic Representative, Afghanistan Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Honoured colleagues, On behalf of the Aga…

Deutsche Welle de: India’s Tibetan women assuming bigger roles

Tibetan women in exile are taking up leadership roles within their community, challenging patriarchal stereotypes. In India, many of these women are participating in workshops and trainings to hone their skills.   There are around 150,000 Tibetans in exile living in 30 countries; the majority of them lives in India. For a long time, Tibetan…

Messenger of the “Silk Road” Peace Culture — Interview with NGO president Mr. SHAO Changchun on “Silk Road Economic Belt ” and more on New Europe EU

Exclusive: Interview with Mr. SHAO Changchun President of Europe–China Culture and Education Foundation, President of Beijing Peace Tour Cultural Exchange Center The Beijing Peace Tour Cultural Exchanges Center (Peace Tour) is an international cultural exchanges organization devoted to promoting world peace. The NGO has been very active on the world stage in recent years and…

Kazakhstan: Xi suggests China, Central Asia build Silk Road economic belt — Xinhua English News in which Chinese President believes that the Silk Road boasts a 3-billion population and a huge market

English.news.cn | 2013-09-07 17:43:21 | Editor: Tang Danlu Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, Sept. 7, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye) ASTANA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed here Saturday that China and Central Asia join hands to build a Silk Road economic belt to boost…

Copycat Architecture Rises in China’s Building Boom – PBS news and video

China’s rapid urbanization has fueled an enormous building boom. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, China has built housing equivalent to roughly two Spains from 2000 to 2010. Stepping into cities like Hangzhou, one might mistake it for Venice, Italy or London. While copying architectural styles is as old as architecture itself, China has done…

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions – Written by Thiana Biondo at Global Voices org

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between ‘new’ powers like Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the BRICS – with ‘old’ powers like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in international interventions. The BRICS conference held last March provides…

The Woman Who Plays the Pipa – Anya Wassenberg at Huffington Post

Borderlands: Wu Man and the Master Musicians of the Silk Route on the Smithsonian Folkways label is the 10th and final CD/DVD set in the award-winning “Music of Central Asia” series, co-produced with the Aga Khan Music Initiative. It follows the journey of musician Wu Man in finding the future of her instrument, the pipa,…