Taipei, April 10: The native languages of new immigrants should be cherished in order to make Taiwan's culture more diverse, said the Taiwan’s Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun. This step was taken by Ministry to value the mother tongue of immigrants.
Cheng said that in the spirit of equal rights in culture, the rights of those who use different languages should also be taken into account so that new immigrants can remember their mother tongue after they come to Taiwan.
After addressing a public hearing Taichung of central Taiwan, Cheng made remarks on the draft related to national language development act which was proposed by her ministry.
"Concern for the preservation and development of every language in this land not only means responsibility to Taiwan but to the world, as every language is an important asset of world civilization”, said minister.
Around 270 individuals or groups were registered who were afraid of their language growth to speak at the public hearing from that only 70 of them can physically present and the remaining of them can express their view online.