Chapter I General Provisions
These Enforcement Rules have been formulated in accordance with Article 50 of the Radio and Television Act (hereinafter referred to as this Act).
The minimum paid-in capital or total endowment assets of a privately operated television/radio business shall meet the following requirements:
1. Television business: NT$300 million
2. Radio business: For a nationwide radio station, NT$200 million; for a regional radio station, NT$30 million
The requirement of minimum paid-in capital or total endowment assets prescribed in Subparagraph 2 of the preceding paragraph may be waived for applications to establish a radio station aimed at serving specific demographic groups or remote areas or at promoting regional development upon the provision of a reasonable explanation. Nonetheless, a radio station organized as a company limited by shares shall conform to the Company Act and other pertinent laws and regulations, while one organized as a foundation shall have a total asset endowment of no less than NT$10 million.
When filing application for operation of a radio/television business in accordance with Paragraph 8 of Article 10 of this Act, the preceding provisions shall apply to the minimum paid-in capital or total endowment assets.
When a publicly operated station applies for a radio/television operating license, it shall submit a certificate for the approved budget and indicate the amount.
The term “political party worker” in this Act refers to the following persons:
1. A person holding a position specified in the charter or organizational framework of a political party, but not those holding consultative positions;
2. A supervisor or vice supervisor of a section specified under the charter or organizational framework of a political party and of the branches in special municipalities, counties and cities.
The term “political appointee” in this Act refers to the following personnel provided for Article 2 of the Political Appointee Termination and Survivor Relief Act:
1. A person who is appointed, specially appointed, or specially commissioned by the President in accordance with the Constitution;
2. A person who is nominated by the President in accordance with the Constitution and appointed with the consent of Legislative Yuan;
3. A person who is appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Premier in accordance with the Constitution;
4. Other persons who hold positions higher than 12th grade of Selected Appointment Rank in central or local government in accordance with the law.
The term “elected public official” in this Act refers to the following persons:
1. President and vice president;
3. Chiefs of governments of special municipalities, counties (cities), rural townships (urban townships/cities) and mountain indigenous districts of special municipalities;
4. Councilmen of special municipalities, counties and cities.