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Taiwan Unveils New Passport to Avoid Confusion With Mainland China

By Kyodo News 3 September 2020

TAIPEI—Taiwan on Wednesday unveiled its redesigned passport, which emphasizes the word “Taiwan” to prevent confusion with mainland China—a move likely to anger Beijing.

Government spokesman Ting Yi-ming told a press conference the new passport will come into circulation in January. He pointed out that the new design was based on three principles—minimal changes to the cover, highlighting the word “Taiwan” and presenting the official name differently in English.

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