Tsai promises to boost cultural policy

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Taipei Times
Date: Sep 03, 2017
By: Yang Ming-yi / Staff reporter, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said she is looking forward to more

President Tsai Ing-wen, front row, center, and Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun, front row, second left, attend the opening ceremony of the National Cultural Congress in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

democratic and diverse dialogue at the National Cultural Congress, promising that the advice received from the public at the congress would be incorporated into her administration’s cultural policy white paper.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Tsai called on academics and the public to engage in discussions and present ideas that can elevate cultural policies.

“We live in changing times and cultural policy needs new ideas and experimentation,” she said. “We have to upgrade our cultural policy as the nation transitions.”

A wave of digitalization and the increased footprint of foreign immigrants and workers have enriched Taiwan’s culture since similar congresses in 1990, 1997 and 2002, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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