Wednesday, May 23, 2012

USIA redux, Taiwan-style

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.

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