Culture is a key strength of Taiwan. Only by pooling resources to make culture a source of national power can Taiwan carry more weight than its size would suggest, while also fostering sustainability. Taiwan clearly leads the ethnic Chinese world in its educational standards, quality of its people, civic-mindedness, and artistic and cultural creativity. To be sure, these are Taiwan’s most important assets. Domestically, culture can spark creativity and nurture industry. Externally, it can help the nation to overcome obstacles, help to open dialogue and interaction, and create a new image of Taiwan. The quality of our people is one of Taiwan’s biggest advantages, so we must place top priority on culture in our national development strategy. The thought processes of a cultured mind need to play a central role in our national defense, foreign relations, economic affairs, industry, environmental protection, and education. We must move beyond our traditional emphasis on international economic competitiveness, and address our attention instead to overall cultural competition. With culture as our core value, we intend to promote eco travel and cultural tourism, for this is how we can turn Taiwan into an Asian tourism hub. We shall let culture guide our policy decisions in the 21st century, and let “soft power” firmly root here, thus helping Taiwan to play a bigger role on the international stage.