This article focuses on the practice of Canada’s public diplomacy in order to explore an effective and practical strategy that Taiwan can look to. As Canada integrates the dissemination of universal values and the network of civil society into its foreign policy instead of fully relying on military and economic powers, it is beneficial to look at the example of Canada’s foreign policy. This article will, firstly, analyze the elements of Canada’s public diplomacy, and then turn to discuss how civil society organizations challenge governments in the Information Age and how the Canadian government responses to the demands from civil society. Lastly, in reference to Canada’s public diplomacy, this article will provide policy implication and suggestion to the New Southbound Policy.
Outlining Canada’s Public Diplomacy: Reflections on Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy