Gao Hongan said that the proportion of government donations to the Information Policy Council is less than half.

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[Reporter Liao Jianing/Taipei Report] Gao Hongan, a candidate for the mayoral election of Hsinchu from the People's Party, denied that the main resources of the Information Policy Committee came from public funds in response to the thesis infringement scandal.

In this regard, the Ministry of Economic Affairs retorted that most of the annual budget sources of the Information Policy Association came from the government, and the funding for the research project of the Information Policy Association that year was all subsidized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Gao Hong Anjin said that the employees of the Information Policy Council are not civil servants, and the Information Policy Council receives less than half of the government's donations. It is a consortium legal person with a government investment ratio of less than 50%, so its budget and final accounts are not within the scope of the Legislative Yuan's review and do not need to be submitted. Legislature.

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In this regard, officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs pointed out that less than half of the donation ratio that Gao Hongan said was the "original donation ratio", and the part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs was 38.61%.

Officials further explained that most of the budget sources used by the Information Policy Association each year come from the government. Taking 2011 as an example, the Information Policy Association’s revenue was 4.578 billion yuan, of which 3.49 billion yuan came from government subsidies and commissions, accounting for about 7.62 billion yuan. %.

As for Gao Hong'an's research plan that year, officials said, it was all funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs' budget subsidy to the Funding Council.

The official added that the Information Policy Committee used to send a letter to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs would report it to the hospital for approval, and the CEO also needed to report to the Ministry of Economic Affairs for approval, but now it is transferred to the Ministry of Data and Development.

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