Sketch of Public Policy Communion, March 2021
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The March Archilife Public Policy Communion of 2021 was held on March 21, 2021. After a series of relaxing and fun activities, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying made the following announcement, "Natural disasters are frequently reported around the world. In addition to the recent 7.2 Richter Scale earthquake that took place in Miyagi, Japan, volcanic eruptions also occurred in Iceland, while Taiwan has been subjected to a drought crisis and sand-dust pollution. Everyone is reminded to continue paying attention to external changes and have keen observation to pursue fortune and avoid disaster. A look back on the declaration of the first Pioneer Special Team shows that humans detaching from the earth’s service for survival is today’s technological trend. Archilife will also continue to promote a new civilization of digital symbiosis, a new civilization concept, thereby moving towards the correct path. Finally, everyone is reminded to avoid personal information leakage, note if there is the risk of information infiltration, be alert, and avoid disclosing secrets."
Next on the schedule was the keynote speech. First, Mr. Li Hung-chien presented a speech on the "An Explanation on Change of Rights in Urban Renewal". The presenter first said that the change of rights involves the distribution of renewed land, buildings, or royalties based on the ratio of value of right before renewal and the amount of funds available to relevant right holders participating in urban renewal business. The relevant principles include expenses paid for implementing a change of rights. After approval by respective competent authorities, payments are rendered at discounted prices of distributed land and buildings after the change of rights; after deducting the land and building co-payments after change of rights, the renewed premises are distributed based on the ratio of value of rights before each land lot’s change of rights. The value of right is determined after an evaluation by more than three appraisal agencies commissioned by the implementer. The presenter said that the renewed costs (co-payments) are calculated based on the regulatory and government announcements. However, due to the high provisioned costs, the distribution is more favorable for the implementer. Thus, disputes often arise.
Next, Mr. Chou Yu-ching spoke on "Decryption of COVID-19 Vaccines". The presenter first said that the coronavirus with lower variance compared to other influenzas. If a cell is infected by two types of coronavirus, the combination will form new RNA, leading to mutation. At present, the main variants of novel coronavirus around the world include variants from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil. On December 12, 2020, the FDA speedily approved the authorization for emergency use of vaccines developed by the Pfizer Inc. (USA) and CureVac (Germany). On December 30 the same year, the British government also announced the authorization of AZ-Oxford for emergency use of vaccines. Viral mutations arise from the infection replication process. Therefore, when vaccines substantively slow the infected population, viral replication also greatly slows down. The presenter presented statistical analysis, which shows that new cases have decreased significantly after vaccination administration, thus validating vaccine effectiveness.
Next, Mr. Lin Chih-yuan spoke on "2021 Golden Rural Village Case Sharing". The presenter first explained the golden rural village competition is intended to set a paradigm for rural villages in Taiwan and move toward the core objective of diverse and sustainable rural village development. The presenter cited Dongshan Township, Yilan was as the example. From water and soil conservation to characteristic conservation, inputs into rural village regeneration have been carried out in recent years for the youth to return. On the other hand, the Dabeikeng Community in Lungtan District, Taoyuan, adhering by the spirt of Lishan advocacy, conducts friendly and safe agriculture, use of local materials, planting, and afforestation. The presenter then mentioned the Xincheng Community in Baoshsan Township, Hsinchu. In order to create agricultural value and encourage the re-cultivation of sugarcane, black sugar and peripheral products have been developed, thereby creating multiple employment opportunities and give back the surplus to the community. The presenter said that he hoped to through an introduction presented on the day let attendees understand the sustainable development results of Taiwan’s rural villages and encourage everyone to have the local experience on the site.
After the speech, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying presented a gift to the speakers on behalf of the foundation. And Secretary General Huang Chin-ying also presented a commemorative photo to Mr. Tsen Chien-ming as a memorial. Then, attendees expressed and exchanged their opinions and views during the piggy hour. The March Archilife Public Policy Communion ended smoothly.