Taiwan's public diplomacy institutions are undergoing a bit of a merger. The Government Information Office, which spearheads the pd efforts is being folded up into a new Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While akin to the USIA merger, there are some differences. For one, the history of the GIO has a different context. For years, the GIO was chief censor, something not said of USIA. Prof Kwei-Bo Huang has a good article for Brookings on the meaning of the merger and its effects on Taiwan's diplomacy and public diplomacy.