Minister Lee said that even though Hakka people do not constitute a high percentage of Tainan's population, the efforts of Hakka residents have made Tainan an example of cultural fusion between diverse ethnic groups. He also relayed his hope that sharing and exchanges between different ethnic groups will promote Hakka culture in international society, and allow the world to see the Hakka people and culture.
The 2017 Southern Taiwan Hakka Cuisine Cooking Contest, co-organized by the Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) and Tainan City Government, featured Hakka-style pickled Tainan specialties, including pineapples, plum cordia, bamboo shoots, and mango. Paired with milkfish, the most common fish in Southern Taiwan, or chicken, and cooked using the Hakka "four simmering and four stir-frying" methods, they conjure the unique pickling creativity of Tainan Hakka cuisine. Along with many more creative dishes offered to the nation, they allow Hakka food culture to keep pace with the times.