Taiwan introduces new passport designed to end confusion with mainland China

Taiwan rolled out a newly redesigned passport on Monday that gives greater prominence to the island’s day-to-day name, aiming to avoid confusion with China amid the Covid-19 pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty.Existing Taiwanese passports have “Republic of China”, its formal name, written in large English font at the top, with “Taiwan” printed at the bottom, creating confusion internationally according to the government.During the early days of the pandemic Taiwan…

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