Mongolia is seeking British investment, the country's PM says

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Mongolia is open for business. It is actively seeking foreign investment in infrastructure, roads, railways and power plants, as well as renewable energies, the mining sector, leisure, housing and tourism. That was the message at the conference ‘Mongolia: Open for International Business’ held at Asia House, at which the Prime Minister of Mongolia HE Saikhanbileg Chimed made keynote remarks.

Prime Minister of Mongolia visits Asia House

His Excellency Mr Saikhanbileg Chimed, Prime Minister of Mongolia, was at Asia House for a private briefing with Asia House corporate members. The economic development of Mongolia, infrastructure, transport, tourism, FDI and mining, were among the topics discussed. He also visited London Stock Exchange.

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Thai finance minister to brief corporate members

The Thai Minister of Finance, Mr Sommai Phasee, will join Asia House corporate members for an exclusive private briefing on the investment environment in Thailand.

Friday 17 July

08.00 - 09.30

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A temple experience evoked through Korean dance

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On Monday 13 July two dancers from Korea will re-create a unique and meditative temple experience at Asia House. The project is named Silence. Asia House caught up with both performers ahead of their performances and found out what the project was all about.

Experience man's extraordinary relationship with elephants

'Mahout – The Great Elephant Walk', winner of the Best Film Award at the 2014 London Independent Film Festival, will be screened as part of the first ever Asia House Fortnight of Film, which is taking place in August. The film is set in Nepal.

Thursday 13 August

19.00 - 20.30

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Music is a hot commodity along the ancient Silk Road

Being shown as part of the Asia House Fortnight of Film, 'The Silk Road of Pop' is a portrait of the explosive pop music scene among the Uyghur community in China’s Xinjiang Province and taps into the rhythmical zeitgeist of what it means to be young and Uyghur in China.

Tuesday 18 August

19.00 - 20.30

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What will future infrastructure demands be in Asia?

Drawing on findings of the PwC report 'Infrastructure development in Asia Pacific (APEC): The next 10 years', this event will look at the key trends that will shape infrastructure development in the Asia Pacific over the next decades. Strategies and partnerships for maximising the wealth of opportunities in this region and sector will be discussed.

Tuesday 14 July

8.30 - 10.00

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Discover traditional Arish architecture

Dubai-based designer Khalid Shafar and architect, author and researcher Dr Sandra Piesik, will illustrate and discuss their interest in and inspiration from traditional Arish (palm-leaf) architecture. This event is presented as part of 'Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture,' London's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture.

Monday 20 July

18.45 - 20.30

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Explore developing cultural centres from Istanbul to Japan

As international interest in contemporary art has grown, so have the number of influential art organisations, Biennials and events in cities around the world including Istanbul, Sharjah, Mumbai, Dhaka, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul. Does this reflect a shift in focus from a Eurocentric view of cultural production? Art collector and patron Judith Greer, who is Director of International Programmes for the United Arab Emirates Sharjah Art Foundation, will share her views.

Wednesday 8 July

18.45 - 20.00

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Judith Greer will talk about her experience as an art collector and patron.

Korean traditional dancer Jaehyun An is seen performing the Solo Monk Dance, a traditional Korean dance. She will perform at Asia House on 13 July as part of the Silence project. Image copyright: Hyunhui Lee

Experience a day at a temple with performances by award-winning Korean artists, tea and meditation.

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