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2017 Kinmen Forum of National Cultural Congress Began: gathering opinions and reaching consensus on culture

2017 Kinmen Forum of National Cultural Congress Began: gathering opinions and reaching consensus on culture
2017/06/25
Reporter: Dong Sen-Bao/Summary Report
The 2017 Kinmen Forum of National Cultural Congress for different regions and offshore islands of Taiwan was organized by the Ministry of Culture. It was held in the conference room on the second floor of Everrich Golden Lake Hotel yesterday. Chen Chi-Ming, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Kevin Peng, Director of the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Lin De-Gong, Secretary General of Kinmen County Government, Lyu, Kun-He, Director-general of Kinmen Cultural Affairs Bureau participated in the event. Along with the personnel working on cultural development in this region, they discussed and explored the six major plans for Taiwan’s overall cultural development and the bill for the Cultural Basic Law. This forum will be held in Lienchiang County in the future with hopes of gathering the public’s opinions to amend the law.
The forum began at 9:50 a.m. yesterday. Participants included Chen Chi-Ming, Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Lin De-Gong, Secretary General of Kinmen County Government, Syu Kuan, Executive Officer, Kevin Peng, Director of the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Li Tai-Shan, President of the Kinmen Association of Taipei, Li Ning-Yuan, President of Kinmen-Lieyu Public Affairs Association of Taoyuan, and Chen Tsang-Chiang, County Councilor. The topic for this forum was Taiwan’s overall cultural development in the 21st century and the six major plans for discussions were Democracy on Culture, Creativity on Culture, Energy on Culture, Sustainability on Culture, Tolerance on Culture, and Excellence in Culture.
In addition to discussions, the agenda for the forum yesterday afternoon included a discussion by Professor Chou Chih-Hung, Master Program in Culture and Education Law of the Department of Educational Management at National Taipei University of Education, assistant professor Lyu Li-Siang from the Department of Law at Shih Hsin University, and assistant professor Donatien Huei-Tung Chang from the Department of Law at National Taipei University on the issues about Cultural Basic Law. They also discussed and analyzed public’s opinions about culture, hoping to promote local people’s participation in cultural policies and affairs by having open discussion and reports on various issues. Therefore, the needs for local cultures and arts development will be known. The ultimate goal is to implement resources and policies to meet the expectations of local people by reaching a consensus through discussions and giving feedback to the central government.

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