New passport design offers practical and diplomatic benefits

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – A few years ago, I flew into Maastricht in the Netherlands with my Taiwanese wife and brother-in-law. After an uneventful flight, we passed through the small and quiet ...

Passport cover competition spotlights Taiwan’s cultural diversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan unveiled a new passport design on Wednesday (Sept. 2) that highlights the word “Taiwan,” a competition for Taiwanese passport cover designs has shed ...

Taiwan small parties suggest new KMT emblem to avoid passport confusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taiwan's minor parties on Wednesday (Sept. 2) expressed concerns over the resemblance between the Kuomintang (KMT) party flag and the country's national...

New passport clearly shows 'we are Taiwanese': Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the new design for Taiwan's passport cover was unveiled on Wednesday (Sept. 3), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the new document will enhance the country'...

KMT responds to new Taiwan passport design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) responded to Wednesday’s (Sept. 2) unveiling of the new national passport design by saying that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administrat...

Cabinet to introduce new Taiwan passport design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Cabinet on Wednesday (Sept. 2) will release the new design for the nation’s passport. The Cabinet has issued a notice that a press conference about ...

Basketball star Jeremy Lin has obtained Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American basketball star Jeremy Lin (林書豪) has obtained a Taiwanese passport, making him eligible to join the national team, reports said Wednesday (Aug. 19). ...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...

Legislative Yuan votes to spotlight 'Taiwan' on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature on Wednesday (July 22) passed a resolution to emphasize "Taiwan" over "China" on both the nation's airline name and passpo...

Independence groups support having only ‘Taiwan’ on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-independence groups on Monday (July 20) called for changes to Taiwan’s passport, the name of China Airlines, and the country’s judicial system. Members ...

Taiwan passport ranks world’s 33rd most powerful: Henley & Partners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s passport ranks 33rd on the latest list of the world’s most powerful passports issued Tuesday (July 7), three spots lower than last year’s simila...

Taiwan can help, but can it help itself?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is constantly looking for recognition from the international community, but how can we as a country expect to be recognized when we continually give out mixed signa...

Proposal to emphasize 'Taiwan' on passport passes first reading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two proposals to hold referendums on emphasizing "Taiwan" on the cover of Taiwanese passports passed the first reading on Tuesday (April 28). During a meeting...

Former WHO adviser from France receives Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) from France was one of five foreign residents who received a Taiwan passport Tuesday (April 28) — but were al...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan 'Bubble Tea Passport'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese artist has created these whimsical designs for a new Taiwanese passport based on the country's famous drink, as legislators and members of the public call ...