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Spotlight: Karachi

Karachi, often referred to as the Gateway to Pakistan, is a bustling port city spread out along the Arabian Sea coastline and located north-west of the Indus River Delta. As the city with the largest population in Pakistan, and the most educated, Karachi has also become known as a city that never sleeps. It is a very dense place filled with European, Central Asian and Middle Eastern inhabitants and the second largest Muslim city in the world. Home to Pakistan’s largest corporations, it is also the country’s center for banking, industry, economic activity and trade. The largest port in Pakistan, the Port of Karachi, and the nearby Port Qasim handle ...

Spotlight: Taipei

Welcome to 2016! For our first month this year we want to spotlight our first Sister City - Taipei. Houston and Taipei became Sister Cities in 1961, only five years after President Eisenhower founded the Sister Cities International Program. The idea was initiated by Raymond Hoo, the Consular General of the Republic of China (Taiwan). At the time, Houston's Mayor was Lewis Cutrer and Chi-Jui Huey was the Mayor of Taipei. It was the first Sister City for each metropolis. So what to do these two cities have in common? Well, for starters, both are port cities with subtropical climates and large populations. In fact, Taipei is home to approxi...