(December 8, 2016) TCF’s President, Lin Chin-chang, as accompanied by local councilors and local domestic colleges’ professors, was invited by Philippine Councilors League (PCL) to attend the first Asian Councils Forum (ACF) held in Manila, Philippines on December 4-7, 2016. President Lin delivered six presentations on “The Role of Local Legislative Assemblies in Governance and Decentralization”, “The Implications of Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change to Local Governments”, “The Issues in Inter-Local Government Relations and Cooperation”, “The Role of the Local Assemblies in Promoting Trade and Investment Opportunities in the Asian Region” and so on. The participation of the delegates of TCF has enriched the content of the meeting and enhanced the exchange and collaboration between the members of PCL and TCF.
Please use the links to view the whole report on the first Asian Councils Forum (ACF) and photos (day 1, day 2 and day 3).
(November 19, 2016) 2016 TCF Annual Meeting and the thesis presentation conference presented by two local colleges’ professors have been successfully concluded on November 19, 2016 in Taipei City. TCF team has transcribed the presentation and provided here for the public. If you are interested in the records, please link here for further review. Only Chinese version is available.
(November 17, 2016) UNALE (União Nacional dos Legisladores e Legislativos Estaduais) is an organization bringing together around common goals all state parliamentarians and all state legislatures in Brazil. On November 13-16, 2016, 12 delegations of the UNALE led by Chairwoman Ana Maria do Socorro Cunha Costa visited Taipei City after attending the China International Friendship Cities Conference held on November 9-11, 2016 in Chongqing China. The major purpose of their trip to Taiwan is to learn about the system and operation of the waste recycling in Taiwan. To meet their request, Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF) has arranged a two-day schedule during their brief stay on November 14-15, 2016, including visiting the Taipei City Council, Taipei Beitou Incinerator Plant, the Mission of Tzu Chi in Environmental Protection, Ta Ai Technologies Co., Ltd. and Taipei 101 Tower.
(August 2, 2016) Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), visited Miguel Ángel Santalices Vieira, the Vice-President of CALRE (Conference of the Regional Legislative Assemblies of the European Union) as well as the President of Parlamento de Galicia, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on August 2, 2016. After a brief greeting, President Santalices Vieira took about one hour to introduce the TCF members to each chamber at the parliament building.
(June 15, 2016) Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), delivered a speech on the mission, objects and the future of the TCF at the 2nd Quarterly NEO-NB Meeting held by Philippines Councilors League on June 13-15, 2016 at Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines. During the event, PCL National President Maybelyn Fernandez presented President Lin with a copy of the Resolution which PCL made at the end of 2015 in connection with hosting the very first Asia Councils Forum, ACF in brevity, in Manila, Philippines in December 2016.
(March 14, 2016) Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), attended the 2016 General Meeting of the Japanese Local Councilors Alliance (JLCA, 日本會議地方議員連盟) on March 13, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan and made a speech during the Meeting to introduce the history, mission and service of TCF to the members of JLCA.
(October 26, 2015) Lin Chin-chang, President of the Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF), attended the CALRE 2015 Plenary Assembly and World Forum of Regional and Sub-National Legislative Assemblies on October 23-25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.
The international Forum offered all attendees from around the world a space where they can share ideas and jointly assess the issues of sovereignty and representation. Through discussion and experience sharing, the main theme of this year “Regional and local representation for a true global democracy” was expected, not based on a view of the academic theory on institutional principles, to investigate how the legislative Assemblies reinterpret those principles today in the service of their communities.
The World Forum meeting has been recorded by the TCF team in Chinese. You canlink here to view the whole recording.
(September 1, 2015) Find Links to Photo Gallery from the 2015 Global Councils Forum (GCF) and Annual Meeting of Taiwan Local Councils Representatives Community Forum (TCF) in Taipei, Taiwan
2015 GCF and TCF in Taipei have been successfully finished on August 29 (Saturday), 2015 in Taipei City Council.
The main themes of the conference highlighted the international communication and good practice in democratic politics and help the elected local government officials grasp the international trends to strengthen their democratic literacy and the interpellation abilities. We invited 3 representatives from the global parliamentary alliances, respectively from the CALRE (Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies), Japanese Local Councilors Alliance (日本會議地方議員連盟), and Philippine Councilors League (PCL), elected local government officials, including councilors, representatives and council staffs nationwide, and globally prestigious scholars from France, Mainland China and South Korea lecturing in the 2015 event.
Post-Meeting Activites: the 2015 CALRE President Raffaele Cattaneo, Center, and the PCL National President Maybelyn Rose de la Cruz- Fernandez, third right, along with others at the National Palace Museum
Post-Meeting Activites: TCF President Lin Chin-chang, first right, frone line, the 2015 CALRE President Raffaele Cattaneo, Center, front line and the PCL National President Maybelyn Rose de la Cruz- Fernandez, second right, with the other special guests at the President's Office