Taiwan must catch up with Thailand creative sector: Su
CNABANGKOK -- Taiwan needs to catch up with Thailand in the development of the cultural and creative industries, opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang said Sunday in Bangkok.
August 19, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
Su, who is in Thailand on a four-day visit, made the remark after seeing paintings and cultural and creative products by Thai artists at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.
Taiwan has talent and great potential in the cultural and creative sector, Su said.
If the government would provide public spaces for artists to interact and exhibit their works, it would be the best encouragement for them, he said, noting that Taiwan has many unused public spaces.
The export value of the cultural and creative industries in Thailand in 2011 reached US$5.5 billion, according to statistics compiled by the United Nations. The figure was NT$15.3 billion (US$511.44 million) in Taiwan that same year, less than 1/10 that of Thailand, Taiwanese government statistics show.