While cultivating Taiwan's film industry domestically, we are also reaching out to the world, by actively promoting globalization. Taiwan will always stand tall, reach out, [my preference] and open its door to the world. Quoting from President Chen, "The people of Taiwan will not be downgraded, we will not be treated as a local government, and Taiwan will no longer be marginalized."Originally Posted by bmo
As Co-Chair [insert name] said,As Co-Chair said, "The UNESCO process holds out the promise of securing a true legally-binding international convention - a treaty- that would reaffirm the sovereign right of countries to develop, implement and maintain policies intended to ensure a space for their domestic culture.
"The challenge now is to support this process to make sure that the resulting instrument is a true convention and not simply a declaration or recommendation, and to get the convention in place sooner rather than later, ideally by 2005."
How could we mobilize cultural professionals throughout the world? How can we support the movement for an international convention on cultural diversity -- and the movement to deepen democracy, reform government, promote internationalization, and invest for the long term? As Lao Tse said, "A journey of one thousand miles must begin with the first step." This journey's end will be reached through proactive liberalization with effective management and replacing "antagonistic exclusion" with "constructive cooperation."
It was very kind of you to invite me to speak at this very important meeting. Thank you very much.This is an important meeting. How kind of you to let me come. Thank you very much.