Whenever the DDP is voted into power, they would host the Austronesian forum, which aims to improve Taiwan’s connections with other Austronesian speaking communities around the world. Other than official state to state contacts, the forum also hopes to enable indigenous groups to reach out to one another.
The inaugural Austronesian forum took place in 2002. 12 Austronesian nations participated. Since then, the Austronesian forum was held for the next 5 years. However, funding was slashed when DPP was voted out of power, and for a while, the 2008 Austronesian forum in Palau was the last one to be held.
In 2016, newly elected President Tsai pushed for its revival, and the rebooted forum was held in 2018. Originally the 2020 forum was going to be held in Hawai’i, but the pandemic hit, so it was instead scaled back moved to Taiwan. The 2021 forum is scheduled to be held in the Marshall Islands.
That’s the government’s main effort of forming an Austronesian community and foster consensuses on international challenges.
If you are talking about using Austronesian culture as a draw to get tourists, I think it wouldn’t feel genuine unless we improve language and culture equality on this island. Taiwan needs to move towards a model similar to the one New Zealand has, where by returning land ownership of traditional territories to the tribes as communal property, and enable them to generate revenue to rehabilitate Indigenous language and culture, as well as to improve living quality.