Sketch of Public Policy Communion, March 2019
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The March Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2019 was held on March 17, 2019. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "I believe everyone still remembers the annual announcement made by President Lin Chun-shin reminding us that: "The forecasted situation has emerged, the black swans are waiting in line to prepare for the show. The opportunity is to be grasped, the crisis should be avoided." under the influence of natural and man-made disasters, we should take more conservative principles and know how to steer away from bad things. Moreover, now that fake news and internet rumors are everywhere, we should be careful about their authenticity before propagating them and not spread fake information to make this country and society peaceful. Therefore, we encourage all to participate more at our study group so you would have enough knowledge to make a correct judgment."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Yang Cheng-fan spoke on "The Current Situation of Cell Treatment Technology in Taiwan". The speaker first talked about financial status of national health insurance and mentioned. In recent years, expenditure has increased due to new drugs, new specialties, and chronic diseases and cancer medical expenses, in which the National Health Insurance Administration responded to it by reducing outpatients by 2% and cancelled the benefit of various kinds of medicines. The speaker then mentioned an American case in which mesenchymal stem cell was injected into cartilage and enabled the latter to proliferate by 15%, a treatment that is not available yet in Taiwan. Stem cells can be categorized into embryonic stem cell and somatic stem cell. The lecturer also talked about clinical experiment cases on hESC age-related macular degeneration treatment and Japan iPS at various universities, indicating that while researches on stem cell is thriving oversea, Taiwan has not showed any progress yet. The speaker then mentioned that cell treatment has a high threshold and hard-to-certificate field, which makes it an appropriate topic for Taiwan's development for the next generation.
Next, Mr. Tai Yung-ti spoke on "Livelihood Co-creation: Experiential Learning of Agricultural Village Service Learning". The speaker first mentioned that the agricultural village reformation project carried out by the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau is implemented with community building method in order for students to obtain knowledge and accumulate experience through service learning. The teaching at aborigine classes stressed the physical practice and memory. In order to effectively utilize limited resources, students from different grades were taught together. They cooperated with tribes and took students there. The presenter also shared a wealth of illustrations to give participants a better understanding of the process. The speaker also mentioned that one of the important tasks in the livelihood of traditional tribes is to rebuild the millet system with the expectation of creating economic, social and ecological transformation to the aborigine's degenerating agricultural village system. It also seeks to duplicate its past progress and promote a more ideal tribal life.
Next, Ms. Yeh Jiuan-reng spoke on "Forward-looking Urban and Rural Cultural Living Circle Building’Project on Re-constructing the Musical History of Taiwan: Digitalization and Construction of Circular Cultural Environment".The speaker first mentioned that this is a part of the basic design of the Executive Yuan. The circular cultural environment construction of Taiwan's musical history includes archive collection, research, publication and performance. Regarding digitalization, the Taiwan Music Information Exchange Platform Database, the Online Database of Taiwanese Musicians, Traditional and Folk Instrument Database and other websites have been constructed on 2011. The online virtual exhibition hall of Taiwan Music Institute has been constructed on 2017 and its Music Culture Map website has been opened on March 2019. The speaker mentioned that 10 performances on different ethnic groups had taken place at various locations in 2018. She expected that through the implementation of such plan, the beautiful sounds of Taiwan can be preserved.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation. Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The March Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.