Analysis of Key Development Area of Hakka Culture
During his 2008 presidential campaign, President Ma proposed establishing a Key Development Area of Hakka Culture and a Public Affair Language as part of his policy toward Taiwan’s Hakka minority. The both proposals were written into the Hakka Basic Law passed in 2010. Based on the results of the census conducted in 2008, the Hakka Affairs Council, the Executive Yuan made a transitional announcement about identified sixty key development areas of Hakka Culture in 2010. The first official announcement was made regarding the sixty nine towns or districts which were included in the key development areas after a survey in compliance with the definition of Hakka people in Hakka Basic Law in 2011.