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Successful Conclusion of the 13th Agency Against Corruption Cup Debate Competition!

Participants of the Agency Against Corruption Cup Debate Competition Taipei City Government and the Agency Against Corruption (AAC) of the Ministry of Justice co-organized the 13th Agency Against Corruption Cup Intercollegiate Debate Competition, which drew to a successful conclusion on October 28.

The closing ceremony was jointly hosted by Yeh Chien-hua, the Chief of the Corruption Prevention Division of AAC, and Taipei City Government’s Department of Government Ethics Deputy Commissioner Lin Chao-hung. Furthermore, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Taiwan Chapter Deputy Director Chen Li-hsiu and Transparency International Chinese Taipei Standing Director Chen Chun-ming were also invited to participate in the event.

AAC Division Chief Yeh Chien-hua commented that the AAC’s anti-corruption efforts will be expanded from government agencies to private businesses in the future. Deputy Director Chen Li-hsiu stressed that businesses must be supported by professional ethics in order to remain sustainable. In recent years, the issue of corporate governance has come under the spotlight, while aspects including internal control, employee ethics, fraud triangle theory, and fraud risk management, etc., are also topics that should be closely monitored.

Standing Director Chen Chun-ming made a special introduction of the ISO-37001 Anti-Bribery Management System, where businesses that value their employees’ professional ethics will be more likely to be selected when bidding for public contracts in the future. The guests encouraged the students to uphold their integrity and ethics when faced with important, difficult challenges in life.

A total of 22 debate teams both domestic and abroad partook in this year’s debate. After 3 days of intense debating, Soochow University clinched first place, followed by National Taiwan University, Tamkang University, and National Cheng Kung University. Moreover, Soochow University’s Hu Shan-yung, National Taiwan University’s Liu Tsu-cheng, Tamkang University’s Chen Pin-yu, and National Cheng Kung University’s Tsai Tung-lin took the title of debater of the year.