CCA finishes draft bill covering cultural issues


TAIPEI–Taiwan’s top cultural affairs official said yesterday that the Executive Yuan will soon screen a draft cultural bill, initiated by the Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA), and will forward it to the Legislative Yuan for enactment.

The council recently finished drafting the basic law on cultural rights, cultural affairs, cultural development and related issues, and it will be screened by the Cabinet on Oct. 31, CCA Minister Emile Sheng said.

In the committee meeting, legislators of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) debated whether a version of the bill sponsored by DPP lawmaker Wong Chin-chu should be screened first since the Cabinet version had not yet reached the committee.