Guan Biling served as the first female chairman of the Sea Committee.

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[Reporter Hong Dinghong/Kaohsiung Report] This newspaper exclusively disclosed that Guan Biling, a non-regional legislator of the Democratic Progressive Party, will serve as the chairman of the Oceanic Commission.

However, Guan Biling was consulted 4 years ago, and the law was amended within the legislature to strengthen the functions of the Sea Committee. This time the cabinet reshuffle will highlight the role of female cabinet members. In addition, the Sea Committee is in Kaohsiung. Guan Biling has been deeply involved in Kaohsiung for many years, highlighting local talents and " "Ocean Capital" and other multiple elements, so she will become the first female chairman of the IOC, and the first female among the three vice-chairmen will qualify.

People familiar with the situation emphasized that the Maritime Commission has three vice-chairmen, one of whom is also the director of the Coast Guard, and is usually replaced by a retired navy general. All men, this time there will be women as vice chairmen.

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In January 2019, when Su Tseng-chang was appointed as the Chief Executive, she had consulted Guan Biling to take over as the chairman of the Sea Council, but she was still a Kaohsiung regional legislator at that time. Guan Biling once pointed out in a Facebook post that if she entered the cabinet, there would be 1 There were no legislators in 2010, "the DPP cannot treat a constituency like this", so it declined.

After being transferred to a non-district legislator, Guan Biling served as a member of the Internal Affairs Committee and attached great importance to the role of the IOC. In particular, the law was amended to severely punish Chinese sand pirates, reducing the burden on the Coast Guard. It also amended the National Security Law to incorporate the IOC into the military Control area management, strengthening the cooperative relationship between the Ministry of National Defense and the Maritime Commission, assisting the National Institute of Oceanography to implement the dual-track system of academics and civil servants, strengthening professional capabilities, and gradually solving the long-standing problem of "unequal pay for equal work" in the Coast Guard.

Guan Biling was originally an associate professor at the Department of Public Administration and Policy at Taipei University. After Hsieh Chang-ting was elected mayor of Kaohsiung, she served as the director of the Information Department and the Director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau.

The Marine Commission was formerly known as the Coast Guard Administration of the Executive Yuan. It was established in Kaohsiung on April 28, 2018. It has jurisdiction over the National Oceanographic Research Institute, the Coast Guard Administration, and the Marine Conservation Administration. The first chairman is marine engineering expert Huang Huanghui, and the second chairman is It is retired lieutenant general Li Zhongwei. After Li Zhongwei resigned last year, Zhou Meiwu, the deputy chairman and director of the Coast Guard, has been acting as the acting director. Therefore, Guan Biling will be the first female chairman.